Athens, March 28, 2021


Subject: «Online roundtable: The LGBTI dimension of the refugees»

The Greek Transgender Support Association (GTSA), is a voluntary non-governmental organization for the promotion of rights and freedoms of trans, gender-diverse and LGBTI persons in general, as well as sex workers, with this announcement invites you to the online discussion that will take place on Monday, May 31, 2021, at 17:00 pm, on the subject of the LGBTQI dimension of the refugees.

The following will speak at the discussion:

Marina Galanou (President of GTSA),
Vasilis Sotiropoulos (legal advisor of GTSA),
Daphne Kapetanaki (UNHCR) and
Garyfallia Anastasopoulou, (Racist Violence Recording Network),
while the discussion will be moderated by the journalist Dimitris Angelidis (efsyn).

During the discussion, a research will be presented which conducted by the GTSA with a target group of applicants and recognized refugees for reasons of sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity and sex characteristics, as well as professionals who have worked with the LGBTQI dimension of the refugee, will be analyzed, both from the point of view of experience, as well as from a legal point of view, the special needs of LGBTQI refugees.

It is worth noting that this is the first research carried out targeting the needs of the special subgroup of LGBTQI applicants for international protection and recognized refugees, as well as that it is part of a project entitled: “LGBTI+ Refugess in Greece – The EU-Turkey deal and beyond” with the funding of the Open Society Foundations, with separated actions that will be presented during the discussion, while part of the project will be the publication of a book on the LGBTQI refugee dimension, as well as a three-part guide to LGBTQI refugees in English, French, Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Pashto.

The discussion will be broadcast live through the official page of the Greek Transgender Support Association (GTSA) on Facebook

Your participation will be a great pleasure for us.

With the refugees,
For the refugees.



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