Nicolas Noguier

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Nicolas Noguier is the former president and founder of the LGBT organization Le Refuge supporting homeless LGBT+ youth in France. He resigned at the end of February 2021, after an external audit confirmed the irregularities revealed by the newspaper Mediapart.[1] He is accused of rape by a young man who had been hosted by Le Refuge.[2]

Early life[edit]

Noguier grew up in Saint-Thibéry in a rural area as the child of winegrowers. He grew up in a religious household.[3] Noguier was not forced into homelessness himself, but did face negativity after his coming out during his teenage years. At the age of 22, Noguier survived a suicide attempt.

Le Refuge[edit]

Noguier founded Le Refuge in 2003. The first residents of the program were housed temporarily in a local hotel before the first structure dedicated full-time to the organization was built.[4]


  1. ^ "Le Refuge : Élisabeth Moreno " prend acte " de la démission de Nicolas Noguier et Frédéric Gal suite à des dysfonctionnements". KOMITID (in French). 2021-02-19. Retrieved 2021-02-20.
  2. ^ "Un ancien jeune du Refuge accuse Nicolas Noguier de viol". TÊTU (in French). 2021-04-02. Retrieved 2021-04-02.
  3. ^ Percq, Ysis. "Nicolas Noguier, le berger du Refuge". La Croix.
  4. ^ "Nicolas Noguier, jeune homo isolé devenu président du Refuge". L'Obs. 29 August 2013.