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Gold 2020 Editorial / Personality

David: Raised In Belgium,facing Removal to The Drc

  • Photographer
    Alessia Capasso
  • Prize
    Gold in Editorial / Personality

David ((not his real name) grew up in Brussels and dreams of a career in fashion, but hardline laws make him an asylum seeker in his own country. Despite being born in France and raised in Belgium by Congolese parents, David is in serious danger of being deported to the Democratic Republic of Congo (a country abandoned by his parents when they were still children). Refused by his father because of his homosexuality, he moved into a flat with three other gay asylum seekers through Le Refuge, an organisation supporting isolated LGBTQI+ youth.