Asylum in the UK: LGBT+ experience of the asylum system

LGBTHM open lecture
When:
February 21, 2018 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
2018-02-21T18:00:00+00:00
2018-02-21T19:00:00+00:00
Where:
John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University
Headington Campus
Headington Road, Oxford OX3 0BP
United Kingdom
Cost:
Free
Contact:
Oxford Brookes University
Asylum in the UK: LGBT+ experience of the asylum system @ John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, Oxford Brookes University | United Kingdom

Antonia Bright, national spokesperson of the Movement for Justice (MFJ), will facilitate a conversation with MFJ LGBT+ refugees, including Aisha Shumazzi, about their experience of the asylum system.

LGBT+ relationships are illegal in 74 countries around the world. In 13 of those countries being gay is punishable with death (Independent 2016). Many people come to the UK seeking a new life free from these prejudices. MFJ represents and protests on behalf of the UK asylum seekers and has done extensive work with LGBT+ asylum seekers.

Issues up for discussion include why the fight for immigrant rights and against the use of detention centres is important, and what role LGBT+ people are playing in the movement.