Personal and emotional accounts of LGBTQI discrimination

The subjects faced overt discrimination in Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Morocco, Syria and Pakistan, but also intimidation and exclusion during their asylum-seeking processes in Dutch refugee camps. The refugees were selected with the help of Amsterdam-based organisation Secret Garden, an organisation that campaigns for LGBTQI rights and supports asylum applications. The accounts are raw, and describe experiences of humiliation and bullying, and a desperate need to escape. ‘The Crossing’ also features a small selection of historic objects from the Rijksmuseum, Tropenmuseum and Amsterdam Museum.

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