Country of Origin:
Immigration, Human Rights & Social Justice, Adjusting to Life in Canada, Refugee Experiences
- International and Montenegrin LGBTIQ* activist.
- Director of Development and External Relations at AIDS Vancover
- Board Member at Rainbow Refigee Comittee
I arrived in Canada in September 2013 and became a Convention Refugee in November same year. Due to violence and death threats I received in my own country as an activist and first openly out gay men in the country I needed to move out and seek protection.
Being previously honored as International Grand Marshal at the Vancouver Pride I had a place to go when my life was in jeopardy.
Now I am very active within LGBIQ* communities as an activist supporting those who still need help. As a Board Member of Rainbow Refugee I am able to directly help those who are in danger just because of who they are.
I also work for AIDS Vancouver. Organization that focuses on services helping those who live with HIV and AIDS and their families.