14/02/2014

Tuesday 4 March - join us for spoken word, poetry & comedy



Join us for an evening of spoken word, poetry & comedy 


Tuesday 4 March 7pm - 9.30pm

Three Minute Theatre
Afflecks Arcade
35-39 Oldham Street

Manchester M1 1JG

Tickets £5 / £4 conc. All proceeds go to LISG and Freedom from Torture.

 
Fresh from performing at QueerContact, our host for the evening is the unstoppable Heena Patel.
 
Women across the world are routinely subject to violence and the threat of violence simply because of their sex and sexuality. From imprisonment and the threat of death for the act of loving another woman, to forced prostitution in refugee camps, women bear the brunt of many of the world’s prejudices and conflicts.

This night is about challenging that. This night is about the voices, the talents and the passion of women who refuse the silence.

Featuring: Cheryl Martin, Hafsah Bashir, Joy France, Kat Day, Keisha Thompson. Shamshad Khan, and contributions from the clients and members of Freedom from Torture and LISG

Many thanks to Commonword for organising this event, and to all the artists performing.

*****


If we speak we are afraid that our words will be used against us.
And if we do not speak we are still afraid.
So, it is better to speak knowing we were never meant to survive.

Audre Lorde, A Litany for Survival 
 

10/02/2014

Ruth Must Stay - petition for our member Ruth


Hello LISG supporters

We'd really appreciate it if you could sign and circulate the petition below for our member Ruth.

 https://www.change.org/petitions/theresa-may-please-give-ruth-refugee-status-on-the-grounds-of-her-sexuality 

Ruth is an active member of the Lesbian Immigration Support Group in Manchester, where she flourishes in an environment in which it is safe to express her sexuality, in short to be herself. If returned to Nigeria she is at serious risk of extreme harm, possibly even death.