MA Church’s LGBT Asylum Project Wins Praise

The Boston Globe reports:

Over Thanksgiving weekend, the first residents of the home in Worcester moved in: three gay men seeking asylum in the U.S.

“I don’t even have the words,” said Alain Spyke, 26, who fled Jamaica after being continually harassed and threatened by a local gang for being gay. “To come into this country and have a safe space to escape all the hardships and trauma? Not everyone has that opportunity.”

The LGBT Asylum Task Force, a ministry of Hadwen Park Congregational Church in Worcester, raised more than $500,000 to purchase and renovate a dilapidated, three-story former group home on the city’s well-heeled west side.

Read the full article. Wonderful story.

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