‘They would smash your head to death’: escaping homophobia in the Middle East

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Youssef heard the shots that killed his boyfriend. Resettled in Australia, his is one of four stories told in a new documentary

“I tried to escape, and then one of them hit me. Hazem never allowed anyone to lay a hand on me.”

Youssef’s breath shortens with each word, his face disguised from the camera as he relives the moment his partner sought to shield him from a group of men on a Baghdad street.

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I don’t want this news of Youssef being resettled to make the Australian government look fantastic, because they’re not

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