Stop Hate UK
A charity providing independent and confidential reporting services for people affected by Hate Crime including those motivated by hostility towards your disability; race, ethnicity or nationality; religion, faith or belief; sexual orientation or gender identity.
You can report 24 hours a day by phone 0800 138 1625, SMS 07717 989 025, or on the website www.stophateuk.org The services cover several areas of the UK including some London Boroughs. The full list can be found on the website.
Micro Rainbow International (MRI)
MRI offers therapeutic services to LGBTI asylum seekers and refugees.
We have an LGBTI choir, theatre group and dance group. We are committed to using the arts and creativity to heal trauma from the asylum process. Our aim is to explore our full identities.
Note : we do not offer legal advice for asylum seekers but do offer peer support.
We have a number of tailored support groups for refugees including life coaching, employability workshops and one to one support while navigating life after asylum seeking.
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
Lesbian Immigration Support Group
The Lesbian Immigration Support Group is a Manchester, UK, based group of lesbian and bisexual refugees and asylum seeking women and their supporters. We offer practical and social support (in Greater Manchester and beyond).
Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel: +44 (0) 7503 351922
Refugee Women’s Resource Project, Asylum Aid
Club Union House, 253-254 Upper Street, London N1 1RY
Tel: 020 7354 9631 Fax: 020 7354 5620
Debora Singer, Coordinator
Women seeking asylum face many discriminatory barriers throughout the process. The new Charter of rights of women seeking asylum seeks to create a gender-sensitive culture within the UK Border Agency, promoting a holistic approach to the treatment of women asylum seekers. It does this by covering all aspects of the end-to-end asylum process: the asylum determination system, accommodation, welfare, detention and removal. In providing a framework of principles on the treatment of women asylum seekers it promotes strategic thinking and encourages the UK Border Agency to close the gap between policy and operational implementation of standards.
- Support the Charter of rights of women seeking asylum – Go to www.asylumaid.org.uk
- Join our Google Group
- For free legal advice and representation on asylum matters, call our advice line on
0207 354 9264 or email email@example.com
The advice line is open on Mondays 2.00 pm – 4:30pm and Thursdays 10.00 am –12:30pm.
If you wish to refer a case to Asylum Aid, please read our referral procedure on our website.
Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement (LGCM)
Aims of LGCM
- To encourage fellowship, friendship, and support among individual lesbian and gay Christians through prayer, study and action, wherever possible in local groups, and especially to support those lesbian and gay Christians subjected to discrimination.
- To help the whole Church re-examine its understanding of human sexuality, and to work for a positive acceptance of lesbian and gay relationships within the framework outlined in the Statement of Conviction below, so that all homosexuals may be able to live without fear of rejection or recrimination, and that lesbian and gay Christians may be able to contribute fully to the life and ministry of the Church.
- To encourage members to witness to their Christian faith and experience within the lesbian and gay community, and to witness to their convictions about human sexuality within the Church.
- To maintain and strengthen links with other lesbian and gay Christian groups, both in Britain and elsewhere.
Statement of Conviction
It is the conviction of members of the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement that human sexuality in all its richness is a gift of God, gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured as a way of both expressing and growing in love, in accordance with the life and teaching of Jesus Christ. Therefore it is their conviction that it is entirely compatible with the Christian faith not only to love another person of the same sex but also to express that love fully in a personal sexual relationship.
Outline details for several other groups outside London, in
Name: LGBT Unity
Where: Unity Centre Glasgow – 30 Ibrox Street, Glasgow G51 1AQ
When: Bi-weekly 6pm-8pm.
Info: It is a closed group and requires referral through Unity Centre or the Scottish Refugee Council. http://unitycentreglasgow.org/about-the-unity-centre/
Name: Asylum Seekers Social
Where: Birmingham LGBT Centre 38/40 Holloway Circus, Birmingham B1 1EQ
When: 1pm – 4pm 3rd Friday of the month
Info: Just turn up.
Name: Rainbows Across Borders
Where: CVA Resource Centre, 82 London Road, Croydon CR0 2TB
When: 1pm first Friday of the month
Name: No Going Back
Where: Unity LGBT Centre, 71 High Street, Swansea SA1 1LN
When: Not available
Contact: 01792 346299