Ahmad Danny Ramadan is a Syrian-born author, storyteller and LGBTQ-refugees activist who has called Canada home since 2014. His advocacy has helped shape the queer community in Vancouver into a sanctuary for queer refugees. He runs the annual fundraiser “An Evening in Damascus” which brings an authentic cultural exchange between Syrians and Canadians. His debut novel, The Clothesline Swing (Nightwood), tells the story of two lovers anchored to the memory of a dying Syria. It was warmly reviewed by the Quill and Quire, Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, and Globe and Mail, among others. Danny Ramadan lives in Vancouver, and currently works at the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.