Montreal a haven for queer Yemeni refugee

Five years ago, Ala’a Jarban was a university student in Yemen. Now, he’s starting his life over in Canada, seeking refuge from a government hostile to his sexuality.In 2011, inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, Jarban and some fellow students began protesting Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s 32-year-long rule.“It started as a student movement and then more people joined who were not politically involved before,” said Jarban.

Source: Montreal a haven for queer Yemeni refugee | CTV Montreal News