Azlan Ehsani

Forcibly Displaced People Network & National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group (NRAAG)

Guided by the belief of “trying to leave this world a better place than you found it”, Azlan Ehsani brings years of experience in community work and advocacy as well as his lived experience as a queer refugee to the newly established Forcibly Displaced People Network in supporting and advocating for LGBTQIA+ forcibly displaced people in Australia.

Azlan is also a community facilitator, racial justice educator and a recent playwright, whose work over the years has been to provide the space and platform to engage and address the intersectional issues affecting queer and trans people of colour, refugees and asylum seekers.

Azlan is also a steering committee member of the National Refugee-led Advisory and Advocacy Group; the project lead of Queer Refuge, the first mental health support group for LGBTQIA+ refugees and asylum seekers in Victoria and is a part of the community social group, BridgeMeals, which organises free monthly dinners for LGBTQIA+ refugees, people seeking asylum and migrants in Melbourne.

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