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Ty Cobb is the director of global programs at the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization in the United States. Becca Heller is the director and co-founder of the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) at the Urban Justice Center and a visiting clinical lecturer in law at Yale Law School. The views expressed in this commentary are their own.
(CNN)Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people have long faced serious persecution by governments, paramilitary organizations and their own families in the Middle East and North Africa. The rise of the Islamic State has produced particularly horrific instances of targeted violence and bloodshed.