Thousands of LGBT individuals have come to the U.S. to escape discrimination and violence in their countries. Some apply for refugee status or asylum because they do not feel they can be safe at home.
We asked a few of them to share their reasons for coming to America and what the experience was like.
2. This is what they had to say.
3. They all miss home, but they feel a sense of freedom that was unimaginable before.
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