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Obstacles and Barriers Still Hinder Inclusion

Written by  The Source Tuesday, 28 June 2016 09:00
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In a society that values extroverts and ambitious go-getters, it is difficult for more reserved immigrants to succeed. In addition to being an immigrant, also being marginalized by being disabled or a part of the LGBTQ+ community can lead to even more obstacles compounded on top of the challenges immigrants already face.

Alex Sangha, founder of Sher Vancouver, a resource centre for queer youth, and Jenny Kwan, MP for Vancouver East, have spoken out about the many challenges that queer immigrants and disabled immigrants face, and the successes for those that have overcome those barriers.

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