The nation’s leading LGBTQ immigrant rights organization.

Roman and his husband in Los Angeles

Seeking the Freedom to Fulfill His Dreams

Roman was living his dream life as a successful professor in Moscow.

When the Russian government began to violently suppress the LGBTQ community, his life as a gay man became unbearable. Police and civilians alike singled him out for verbal and physical abuse.

After an incident where he was badly beaten by the police, he fled Russia for the U.S.—seeking safety and the freedom to fulfill his dreams.

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