16/11/2014

Aderonke Apata in The Independent's prestigious Rainbow List

Congratulations to LISG member Aderonke Apata!
 
 
 
Check out the new entry at number 41 in The Independent newspaper's prestigious Rainbow List :

"Aderonke Apata

 LGBT asylum campaigner Apata fled persecution for homosexuality in her native Nigeria, and campaigns for LGBT asy
lum seekers to stay in the UK. Her petition, demanding that she be allowed to stay, gained 32,000 signatures, and her valiant efforts were recognised when she gained the National Diversity Award."

 
Well done Aderonke, and thank you for all you do to raise awareness of issues faced by LGBT asylum seekers.
 
 

09/11/2014

LISG members at 'Seeking Asylum in the UK: LGBT Experiences' conference

 

On 6 November some LISG members attended the 'Seeking Asylum in the UK: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) Perspectives' conference in Liverpool

It was great to meet people from UKLGIG and other campaigning and research organisations
& to share information on key issues in campaigning, advocacy and activism in LGBT asylum.

Aderonke gave a really inspiring talk & it was lovely to see long time LISG supporter researcher Claire Bennett
 
 
 
For more info on the conference and ongoing research project check out the Economic and Social Research Council website.