DC Pride: A Platform to Discuss Intersectionality of the LGBTQI and Refugee/Asylum Seeker Communities

Although Pride-attendees have been critiqued in recent years for coopting the LGBTQI space for “partying,” delegate Ali Bushara has reclaimed its original, grassroots history. In both the DC Black and Capital Prides, Ali worked to bring awareness in both the LGBTQI and ally community in DC about the issues facing the international LGBTQI community based on refugees’ and asylum-seekers’ experiences in their countries of origin as well as those barriers they encounter in their hosting countries.

Although Ali worked with different civil organizations and writers throughout …

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Mohyeldin Mohamed

Mohyeldin Mohamed

State:District of Columbia

City of Residence: Washington, D.C.

Country of origin: Sudan

Arrival in the U.S.: 2009

Mr. Mohyeldin Mohamed fled Sudan after he was imprisoned for protesting and speaking out against the Sudanese government. He was resettled to the United States in 2009 and currently lives in Washington, D.C. Mr. Mohamed recently completed a Bachelor’s Degree in political science, pre-law, Arabic, and psychology at North Dakota State University. Coming from a country where he was marginalized and treated like a second-class citizen, Mr. Mohamed says that he feels …

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