'Schwulenberatung Berlin' recently announced that it will be opening up a new shelter for LGBT refugees seeking asylum in Germany. While settling in a new country is a difficult transition for any refugee, the situation can be even more dangerous for those who identify as members of the LGBT community. This shelter provide support and security for refugees who have faced violence due to their sexual orientation.
Schwulenberatung Berlin is an LGBT center located in the city's Charlottenburg borough. In response to growing concerns over the safety of LGBT refugees in Berlin, the organization has made plans to open a new shelter for 120 individuals. The shelter is set to open in March and it will provide the LGBT refugee community with resources such as food and housing, as well as protection against violence.
The new shelter demonstrates the need to provide extra support for vulnerable groups within the refugee community.