'I was forced to flee Syria because I am gay'
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'I fled Syria when my father found out I was gay'

Samar - not his real name - fled Syria fearing for his life after his father discovered he was gay.

Now, he is living in the UK, where he can finally be open about his sexuality.

Animations courtesy of Anglia Ruskin University's animation and illustration department.

Watch the Victoria Derbyshire programme on weekdays between 09:00 and 11:00 on BBC Two and the BBC News Channel.

  • 03 Mar 2017
  • From the section UK
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