ASYLUM IN THE UK: LGBT+ experience of the asylum system

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 18:00 to 19:00

OLS 17-18: Asylum in the UK

Who this event is for

  • Everyone

Location

John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus

Details

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.

 

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