First ever LGBTIQ refugee conference calls for end to ‘vile’ proof of sexuality policy

Schools OUT UK Chair Sue Sanders spoke on Wednesday June the 21st  at the first ever LGBTIQ asylum seeker and refugee conference today, marking 50 years since the landmark Sexual Offences Act 1967 made the first steps towards decriminalising homosexuality in the UK. The conference featured LGBTIQ refugee speakers telling their stories, exploring changes in attitudes in […]

National Hate Awareness Week

  National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016 will take place from 8th to 15th October. So it’s time to start thinking about what you will do to support the week this year! You can check out the Stop Hate UK site (SHUK) and also visit 17-24-30’s website for more details for ideas on getting involved. Also, be […]

Tatchell: Deportation of LGBT refugees continues

“Deportations of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers are continuing; despite government pledges to ensure fairer treatment,” reports Peter Tatchell, Director of the London-based human rights organisation, the Peter Tatchell Foundation. “Traumatised refugees who have fled homophobic intimidation and violence should not be subjected to removal to countries where they are at risk […]

Asylum Seekers' Update

On International Women’s Day we got the fantastic news that Amanpreet Kaur was released from detention in Yarl’s Wood IRC.  Ms Kaur is a lesbian woman who was detained for three months and twice threatened with imminent removal when the authorities refused to let her make an asylum claim based on the persecution she fears […]