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This is Who I Am: An Online Performance of LGBTQI+ Asylum Testimonies
Monday 13 July at 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm
What are the challenges facing LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum in the UK? Join us for a virtual reading of their first-hand accounts.
‘They separated us. We tried to say no, we applied for asylum as a couple. They say we don’t have any civil evidence that we are a couple. And we’re like, “How can we show you any civil evidence if homosexuality is forbidden in my country?”‘ LGBTQI+ asylum seeker, UK
‘This Is Who I Am’ is presented by the theatre company ice&fire, which specialises in exploring human rights stories through performance. This virtual performance features a reading of first-hand accounts of LGBTQI+ people’s experiences of seeking refuge in the UK and going through the UK asylum process. The reading will be followed by a discussion between the ice&fire theatre director Sebastian Aguirre and LGBTQI+ asylum groups in the UK. There will also be a Q&A session with the audience.
For further information and to register please visit the Eventbrite page.