05/11/2016

Latest news plus temporary capacity issues till new volunteers trained up


***Unfortunately we do not have capacity to accept new members at present***

A long standing volunteer has moved away from the area and we are just getting new volunteers settled in. We will post an update when the situation changes. 
In the meantime please visit the following page for details of LGBT+ asylum support locally and around the UK:   http://lesbianimmigrationsupportgroup.blogspot.co.uk/p/links.html 


Here's a quick round up of our latest news:


August: We had an ace time marching in the Manchester Pride Parade on August Bank holiday weekend. So great to hear all the cheers from the crowds :-)



       





September
The fabulous Women in Calderdale organised an afternoon tea as a fundraiser for LISG. We had a great afternoon and met some lovely women, thank you so much :-)





We also had a fantastic time at the Urban Heat fundraiser at Tribeca - again thank you so much for organizing B :-) 



In October UKLGIG and Stonewall  published a new report on the experiences of LGBT asylum seekers in UK immigration detention centres. Over the years a number of our members have been in and out of detention centres before they were eventually granted asylum. The report, called NO SAFE REFUGE is available for download: http://www.stonewall.org.uk/sites/default/files/no_safe_refuge.pdf 


Next year *10 years of LISG! Exhibition in 2017 at People's History Museum*


Next year marks the 10 year anniversary of Lesbian Immigration Support Group. Yep 10 years of working with wonderful women from around the world as they fight to gain sanctuary in the UK. In that time there have been changes in the law, in government, in attitudes to asylum seekers, in visibility of LGBT+ asylum seekers.
We'll be celebrating our decade of existence in a community exhibition at the People's History Museum, Manchester, as part of their Heritage Lottery funded Never Going Underground programme about LGBT+ activism. Watch this space for more info http://www.phm.org.uk/whatson/never-going-underground-the-fight-for-lgbt-rights/

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