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Evacuating Gay Afghan Refugees – Joe Rodriguez

Jun 5, 2022

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In this talk titled, “Taking Refuge By Evacuating Gay Afghan Refugees,” Joe shares his recent work, supported by many in our community, to rescue 17 Afghan refugees since the Taliban took over the country in August 2021 and instituted Sharia Law.

Read about the dire risks LGBTQ+ Afghans face and the rush to rescue them in this LA Progressive article featuring Joe: www.laprogressive.com/lgbtq/save-lgbtq-afghans.
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Joe Rodriguez is a Soto Zen Buddhist practitioner at San Francisco Zen Center, where he sits on the board committee for diversity, inclusion, and belonging. He is a father, a social impact strategist, and a LGBTQ+ activist.  https://www.gardnerrodriguez.com/about