Gays and lesbians suffer threats, persecution and danger, especially in societies where social norms and religious beliefs contradict homosexual orientation.

Many migrants come from conservative Muslim countries, where homosexuality is taboo. In Syria and Iraq for example, homosexuality is illegal, and the militant group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has killed at least 30 gay people in those two countries over the past two years, activists say.

That is why of the gay refugees who do live in Luxembourg foyers, few are open about their sexuality.

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