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.
Art Angel have set up and funded a UKLGIG women’s group using art and performance. Through meetings and workshops the group, consisting of several UKLGIG participants, is lead by artist Oreet Ashery to facilitate therapeutic art and performance storytelling activities.
The space allows women to express themselves freely around issues of immigration, flight, gender, sexuality, religion and politics. The women will develop characters, real or imagined, humorous, or alter egos for photo shooting. An early outcome of this was an exhibition sponsored by Art Angel entitled ‘Every alter ego has a different memory.’
See also Theatre & Arts
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
Lesbian Community Project
49-51 Sidney Street, Manchester M1 7HB
Kerry Maskell, Project Co-ordinator email@example.com
Tel: 0161 273 7128
The Lesbian Community Project aims to address the imbalance in society that causes lesbians and bisexual women to suffer prejudice and inequality.
Homophobia coupled with sexism is experienced by lesbians and bisexual women in various ways, including discrimination, isolation, harassment and low self-esteem.
LCP aims to tackle this through provision of a range of services which:
- Break down isolation of individual lesbians and bisexual women
- Address and serve the specific needs of this group
- Work with mainstream services to be more lesbian-aware and lesbian-friendly
- provide specific and relevant services for those who are particularly isolated, including those with children, from black and ethnic minority communities, with disabilities and bisexual women
Groups: 35+ Group, Drop In Group, Discussion Group, Reading Group, Married Women’s Group, Mental Health Awareness Project, L.I.L.A.C (Lesbians Inspiring Life After Cancer), Disabled Lesbians Group, Basic Literacy Classes, Beginner’s Computer Classes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Kairos in Soho
Kairos in Soho’s mission is to provide space and opportunity with and for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and friends to gain support, grow, and affect wider social and strategic change.
KiS aims to achieve this through four strands of work which are:
- To provide a range of services and activities that promote and support the health and well-being of LGBT people and provide opportunities to develop as a community
- To establish a Social Action Centre for LGBT people, families and friends
- To bring about wider social reform in relation to LGBT equality, working in partnership with the LGBT community, LGBT organisations and others
Regular Kairos in Soho activities take place in:
The Meeting Room, 9 Archer Street, Soho, London W1D 7AX
Iraqi LGBT is an underground network of LGBT activists established inside Iraq.
Iraqi LGBT is coordinated by Ali Hili from the safety of London UK.
All the group’s members in London are Iraqi refugees seeking asylum.
Gay in the UK
23-37 Edge Street, Manchester M4 1HW
Call Mateo Allen on 07952 459160 for more details
or e-mail email@example.com
Social Group for LGBT Asylum Seekers and Refugees. Meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 6 – 9 pm at Refugee Action (address above). Website at http://gayintheuk.webs.com/
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.
Love Exiles Foundation
Supports GLBT couples who have chosen or are considering exile in order to be together.
The Foundation was set up by Americans who have had to immigrate to Europe to be with their same sex partners, due to the US not recognizing same sex immigration. “We aim to be a social and support group and to see if there are ways we can help to push for the passing of the Permanent Partners Immigration Act in the US”.
Europe – www.loveexiles.org
Martha McDevitt-Pugh, Founder and Chair, Love Exiles Foundation
“We intend to have a pot luck every other month or so. A way for us to know that we’re not alone, to help get to know one another, share stories, brainstorm, or just offer support.”