Asylum in the UK: LGBT+ experience of the asylum system
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Who this event is for
John Henry Brookes Main Lecture Theatre, John Henry Brookes Building, Headington Campus
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.