03/08/2014

Tuesday 5 August - Raise the Bar Soho

In London Tuesday 5 August?

The lovely Kisha Morris is hosting Raise the Bar, an arts and open mic evening at Labels Bar, Frith Street, Soho.
 
The aim of the evening is to raise your spirits, and raise awareness and raise funds for LISG! 

 
Our Prossy Kakooza joined Kisha and Claire Bennett at the last Raise the Bar event and had such an amazing time. There were so many talented people performing, plus lots of info shared about issues faced by LGBT asylum seekers. The info is based on Claire Bennett's research on experiences of lesbian women seeking asylum in the UK.
 

 
 
Thank you so much Kisha and Claire for your support, and have a fantastic night on Tuesday!!


Uganda anti-gay law declared 'null and void' however LGBT people still in danger


LISG volunteer Prossy Kakooza fled Uganda in 2007 due to horrific persecution because of her sexuality. She's made the following comments about the status of lesbian and gay people in Uganda.

"Just to clarify for people, although the anti-Homosexuality Bill has been struck down in Uganda on
a technicality, it's still not a safe place for LGBT people.
 
People's minds about the issue haven't miraculously changed & the draconian colonial era laws Uganda inherited as part of the Commonwealth which allow LGBT people to be imprisoned for "un-natural acts" sadly still exist.
 
So not taking away from this MASSIVE victory, but asking all the supporters to please not relax in their support of LGBT Ugandans & their fight to be free."

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/aug/01/uganda-anti-gay-law-null-and-void