ADDED ON: 01/29/2018

‘A different standard’: Disappearances of Men of Colour Not Taken Seriously Enough, LGBTI Leader Says

01/28/2018 | CBC News

Years before he disappeared from Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Abdulbasir Faizi brought up the possibility with a childhood friend while living in Iran that he might be gay. It was a conversation his family wouldn’t learn about until after the 44-year-old went missing in 2010, according to his nephew, Bobac Faizi. “You’re in the wrong place to be a homosexual,” the friend recounted to Faizi’s family after his disappearance. “You should try to find God or leave.”


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