28/03/2014

Join us Sunday 30 March BFI Flare LGBT Film Festival

 
 
Londoners - what you up to Sunday afternoon? We'd love it if you could pop down and support us at BFI Southbank..

This week it's BFI FLARE, London LGBT film Festival, there's an ace programme of diverse films and events.
 
On Sunday there's a screening of The Abominable Crime + Veil of Silence, two powerful documentaries about gay lives under threat in Jamaica and Nigeria.

LISG members Aderonke & Sylvie will attend the screening and then take part in a round table discussion on state of LGBT rights around the world. Do join them if you can, March 30, 4:20 PM, BFI Reuben Library, BFI Southbank. For more info check out the BFI website here

Many thanks to the BFI Flare crew for raising donations for LISG - the gravestones in the Haunted House set are being sold, and they've raised £90 so far from selling 4 of them.
 
REALLY APPRECIATED THANK YOU :-)

18/03/2014

Anderonke Apata - Returning to Nigeria is not an option for me - video & petition

Aderonke Apata
"Returning to Nigeria is not an option for me."




Please support LISG member Aderonke's fight to remain in the UK.

Check out Aderonke's video explaining why she's seeking sanctuary. There's also a link to her petition to the Home Office - we'd be really grateful if you could add your signature.

Aderonke is Manchester co-ordinator for Movement for Justice, fighting to raise concerns about the treatment of asylum seekers in the UK, notably in Yarl's Wood detention centre.
 
She's been nominated for a LGBT Positive Role Model National Diversity Award, and you can cast your vote for her here. 

Check out this Black Feminists Manchester blog interview with Aderonke as she discusses her asylum case and work with Movement for Justice.

Many thanks