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Across Europe, Gay Migrants Face Abuse in Asylum Shelters

Alaa Ammar fled Syria to escape not just civil war but also the threat of persecution as a gay man. Yet when he arrived in The Netherlands last spring, he did not find the safe haven he craved.   He and four other gay travelers had to face newly arrived asylum seekers at a migrant center in the remote northern town of Ter Apel.    "After five minutes, they started looking. After 10 minutes, they started to talk. After one hour, they came to us,'' said Ammar, a...

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