LGBTIQ+ migrants in Europe* have encountered many challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic situation including the cancellation of community empowerment events like LGBTIQ+ Pride march. 

Can a digital form of togetherness be created for LGBTIQ+ migrants in Europe? How they are impacted by the pandemic and how do they feel about Pride month.  

Read their inspiring stories and thoughts > https://storyteller.iom.int/stories/lgbtiq-migrants-perspectives-challenge-covid-19

 

*LGBTQI+ is used as an umbrella term for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer and Intersex people, while the plus (“+”) refers to all other marginalized gender identities and sexual orientations. 

Méfi, a queer black woman originally from France, lives in Brighton and moved to the UK around six years ago. She is a team leader managing a French market. Credits: Méfi

"Migration is one of the key realities of our time. It cuts across communities, influences priorities, and shapes societies.
To realise the benefits of migration for migrants and host communities alike, our responses must be innovative, collaborative and designed beyond the immediate."

 

Dipti Pardeshi, Chief of Mission of the IOM UK Office