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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.

This event is organised by MMB in collaboration with the Queer Muslim Asylum Project and the Queer European Asylum Network.

For further information and to register please visit the Eventbrite page.



Monday 13 July
12:30 pm to 2:00 pm