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Wajeeh Lion

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The first openly gay man from Saudi Arabia, a decadent with Political Asylum in the USA. A graduate of Kansas State University with degrees in Political Science and Economics, Abdulrahman Alkhiary (“Wajeeh Lion”), is committed to international advocacy for human rights, anti-violence, and LGBTQ+ rights. Wajeeh is a sitting member on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Anti-Violence Project, Board of Directors for Missourians for Alternative to the Death Penalty and is Chair of the Kansas City Health Commission Housing Committee. He was the first recipient of the International Leadership Award from the Kansas State Alumni Center, he is also one of the recipients of 30 under 30 Pi Kappa Phi achievement award. Wajeeh gives back to the community by speaking at ACLU events, international LGBTQ+ activism, and providing testimony regarding human rights violations.


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