US$2,674.00raised of $2,674.00 goal goal
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Hello, My name is Glaive, and I am a very close friend of Riz , the person who this campaign is aimed to help. I am from the US. This campaign is to raise the funds to give our dear friends Riz and Lockheart a chance to live and work without the massive discrimination and danger they are currently in.
Riz is 24 years old. He is a teacher and a brilliant artist. He loves to draw and animate, and you can find his collection of works here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/xsnkmxn9pzhu2yq/AABhktL...
Both Riz and his boyfriend, Lockheart, also happen to be bi-queer. Ordinarily, this would be no issue; however, they live in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Because of Indonesia's cultural, religious and political intolerance for the LGBT community, Riz has lost his teaching job, and is constantly at odds with his family. With increasingly limited job opportunities and the constant threat of discrimination and even injury or death from the staunch Muslim community in his native Indonesia, the idea of finding a place to work abroad is fast becoming the only option left. However, he wouldn't dream of leaving his boyfriend behind, so he wants to bring him along as well.
We have helped Riz and Lockheart with some research and come to an agreement that he stands a good chance to attain political asylum in the US where the government is believed to be open to granting LGBT+ individuals refugee status.
However, the application process for refugee status can only be initiated if they are both present in America for the application.
The goal of this campaign is to raise enough funds for them to make the journey with all necessary and completed paperwork and to procure the services of a lawyer who can help them initiate their application for political asylum.
We hope for the best of humanity to come forth and help in any capacity, and hopefully we can give Riz and Lockheart a fighting chance to succeed in life, regardless of creed or preference.
Accommodation may be procured via MisterB&B to help find Riz and Lockheart a safe, gay-friendly place to stay.
- Mikkel Tobias Koss
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Sponser Found and Funding CompleteUpdate posted by Glaive Kozakura at 12:50 am
Thank you all for your donations and assisting us in help Rizzy escape his current situation. After making a few phone calls we have found that the lawyer fees will be unnecessary as an upfront payment as there is an option for monthly payment installations. So once Rizzy has made. . . . .
UpdateUpdate posted by Glaive Kozakura at 10:05 am
Hey guys, I got word from Riz's family and currently he is now on recovery. However, there are some good news and bad news on the campaign and situation. Good news is that we were told he had submitted the visa request for the US and the living cost and. . . . .
Temporary Hold on the CampaignUpdate posted by Glaive Kozakura at 11:23 am
Hey guys, as some of you have heard, Riz not in the best conditions after whats been going on. Many of the donations are nicely appreciated, but right now we have to put a hold on the process for his safety. Once everything is safe again, we will resume again.
Update 1Update posted by Glaive Kozakura at 01:40 am
Hey guys, this is Riz's friend Alex, or some may know me as Glaive. I just want to say thank you so much for helping him out so much! As it stands right now, we've hit $1,198. That alone so far covers the flight from Jakarta to California, as well