The nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.

David’s Story

Growing up in the country of Georgia, homophobia was all around me. I was blackmailed by someone who threatened to out me publicly. Faced with violence or even death, I knew I had to get out. I fled Georgia and came to the United States in 2008.

Since winning asylum, I’ve become a celebrated artist, channeling my experiences into my work. I can proudly be who I am, wherever I am, existing without fear of persecution because I’m gay.


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