“Don’t send LGBTQ+ people into danger.” Email your MP to protect LGBTQ+ asylum seekers

Graham Robson July 15, 2023

Rainbow Migration, a charity providing practical and emotional support for LGBTQ+ people seeking asylum, said: “LGBTQ+ people come to the UK in need of protection. But this government wants to punish them by sending them to countries where they will face yet more persecution.”

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Fundraising News

Can you help Queer Refugees Unite get to London Pride?

Graham Robson June 5, 2023

The group has been allocated 40 wristbands to march in the London Pride Parade on July 1. Members are spread across the country, and so the group needs to buy coach tickets to get them to London. They also need to have T-shirts printed, make banners and placards, and pay for refreshments on the day.

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International News

New report from Amnesty International and National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission finds LGBTQ+ refugees in Kenya at high-risk of rape and violence in refugee camp

Graham Robson May 19, 2023

The 54-page report, Kenya: “Just Like Any Other Person”, details the extreme discrimination and violence suffered by LGBTQ+ residents in Kakuma – both as a result of their status as asylum seekers or refugees and their sexual orientation, gender identity

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UN LGBTQ+ rights expert concerned by political discourse on refugees and asylum seekers in UK

Graham Robson May 14, 2023

“I am deeply concerned about increased bias-motivated incidents of harassment, threats, and violence against LGBTQ+ people, including a rampant surge in hate crimes in the UK,” said Victor Madrigal-Borloz, the UN Independent Expert on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, who visited the UK from 24 April to 5 May 2023.

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Brighton study reveals risks facing LGBTQ+ people in immigration detention

Graham Robson February 9, 2023

New research from the University of Brighton – funded by the Centre for Transforming Sexuality and Gender and the Centre for Digital Cultures and Innovation – has revealed that LGBTQ+ people continue to face harassment, bullying and deteriorating mental health while in immigration detention.

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International Family Equality Day kicks off Sunday, May 1

Graham Robson April 16, 2022

On Sunday, May 1, rainbow families around the world as well as their friends and allies will get together to celebrate the 11th edition of International Family Equality Day – an annual LGBTQ+ awareness day that promotes family equality and human rights for everyone.

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Community News

Brighton Pride give refugees free tickets for new LoveBN1Fest

Besi Besemar August 3, 2018

Brighton Pride support Hummingbird Project for refugee families and their carers. Brighton Pride organisers donate one hundred tickets for refugee families to attend the LoveBN1Fest on Sunday, August 5.

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