21/02/2013

Event Celebrating International Women's Day, March 12

Freedom From Torture and the Lesbian Immigration Support Group
are hosting a film screening of GETTINGOUT 
 
 
Filmed in Uganda, South Africa, Geneva, and London, with supporting footage from Malawi and Zimbabwe, the documentary highlights the struggle of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals in Africa and their difficulties seeking safety
 
Tuesday 12th March 2013, 7-9.30pm
3 Minute Theatre, Afflecks Arcade, Oldham St., M1 1JG
£3 entry (free for asylum seekers)

In association with COMMONWORD
For more information please contact Alice on 0161 236 5744 or email: anicolay@freedomfromtorture.org

19/02/2013

Please sign our petition to support our member GLORY METFYEAN


We have set up a petition to the Home Office to grant Nigerian lesbian Glory Metfyean permission to stay in the UK
As an out lesbian Glory Metfyean would face a serious risk of persecution and severe harm if returned to Nigeria, a country where being gay or lesbian is a criminal offence. We ask the Home Office to grant her permission to remain in the UK and be safe from harm.

We would be really grateful if you could add your signature.
Please use the link below to sign our petition:
Petition the Home Office: Grant Nigerian lesbian Glory Metfyean permission to stay in the UK

18/02/2013

Fundraising for destitute LISG member Glory Metfyean

Hello all

Please find an update on our member Glory . She is finally out of Yarl's Wood and back in Manchester with us. A supporter stood bail for her, and another supporter is providing a bail address, where Glory will be hosted until April.

We have effectively fundraised for some accommodation and utility costs for Glory, but we are short of about 150£. We would be very grateful if you could spare 10-20£ and contribute to building this amount. If you are interested in giving a small donation, please contact us at lisg.manchester(at)yahoo.co.uk

Thank you very much
LISG