Carol Service in Support of LGBT Asylum Seekers
St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2SR
7pm, Doors at 6:30pm, Friday, 6 December 2013
On Friday 6th December at 7.00pm at St. George’s Church, Bloomsbury, LGBT charity, No Going Back, will host their first ever Christmas carol service led by Father Peebles. The charity provides free legal representation for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender asylum seekers in the UK, who are fighting not to be returned home to face persecution.
Founder director, Stuart Hanson, when interviewed said, “Firstly, we would like to St. George’s church for welcoming us. I think this shows the inclusive approach the church has when it comes to worship. This service will be our first London event, aimed at getting people to about our work in the capital and the issues faced by of our service users.”
“We are so pleased to welcome London Gay Men’s Choir, which will add that extra sparkle to the Christmas service. Also taking part in the service will be Amy Lamé (Hostess, ‘Duckie’ at the Royal Vauxhall Tavern), Phyllis Opoku-Gyimah (Exec. Director, UK Black Pride), Bisi Alimi (Activist) and Dr. Greg Ussher (Acting Chief Executive, The Metro Centre).”
Stuart further went on to stress, “The event is listed as an LGBT Carol Service, but you don’t have to be gay to support the cause. It is about supporting the belief that people should be allowed to love whoever they want and not be persecuted. Love is a human right which no person should be without.”
The service is not a ticketed event and there is no charge to come and join in with the singing. There will be refreshments after the service and an opportunity to buy No Going Back’s unique Christmas cards featuring Leeds Channel 4 celebrity and glamour model, Drew Ashlyn Cunningham from “My transsexual summer” as the Angel Gabriel.
All donations in aid of No Going Back and supporting LGBT asylum seekers in the UK.
Stuart’s last message is “Let us make a statement this Christmas to the Russian government, to Mugabe and other regimes, who make love a crime, and show the LGBT worldwide our support.”
To learn more about the essential work of No Going Back, visit: www.nogoingback.org.uk
Contact: Roy Butler Links: No Going Back M: 07790 115 786 W: nogoingback.org.uk
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Co-Founder & Executive Director – UK Black Pride (UKBP)