Update 19 July 2016: All Out delivered the petition to the Federal Council in Berlin on June 14. The Council, however, decided to postpone the discussion on June 17 and later decided to move it to September 23. We’ll keep monitoring the situation so we're ready to take action when the time comes.
“Living in a cage, among terrorists and criminals.”
That’s how Yasmine* described ten long months in prison in Algeria. Her crime? Yasmine was sent to jail just because she’s trans. Now, like hundreds of LGBT people, she’s seeking safety in Germany.
But last week the German parliament declared Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia as "safe places of origin" - even though all three have appalling anti-LGBT laws. That means Germany can send asylum seekers like Yasmine right back into danger.
Before becoming official policy, this decision needs to be voted on by Germany's Federal Council - that’s where we come in. If thousands of us speak out we can convince politicians on the fence to vote against the policy, and make sure people like Yasmine stay safe.
Published May 23, 2016