Jumping over the rainbow: The experience of LGBT+ asylum seekers
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About the Event
About the event: “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”
The powerful words that adorn the Statue of Liberty is the standard most countries publicly aspire to yet the reality is a long, laborious and a shocking abuse of humanity. In the UK, and other nations, LGBTs are singled out, many escape to the UK knowing they will be murdered in their own country just for who they love. Our Home Office rejects a staggering 90% of LGBT applications sending people back to certain death.
Pliny Soocoormanee is the Executive Assistant to the Director of the Peter Tatchell Foundation. In this talk, Pliny tells the stories of LGBT asylum seekers and discusses the work of the organisation in protecting human rights across the world.
Who is it for: Open to all
What you will gain from attending: Hear the stories of LGBT asylum seekers and the work of the Peter Tatchell Foundation in protecting human rights across the world.