|Please note that on 9th May 2019 UKLGIG is moving
to CAN Mezzanine - Borough, 7-14 Great Dover St, London SE1 4YR
The new location is a 10 minute walk from Loman Street
|All attendees at our monthly asylum meetings in London are asked to arrive at 6 pm.
If you arrive after 6.30 pm, you may not be allowed to enter
The UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) supports LGBTQI+ people through the asylum and immigration process. Our vision is a world where there is equality, dignity, respect and safety for all people in the expression of their sexual or gender identity.
We provide psychosocial and emotional support for LGBTQI+ asylum seekers to help improve their mental health and reduce isolation. We also provide legal information and advice. In addition, we advocate for improved policies and decision-making by governments in LGBTQI+ asylum claims.
We also continue providing support and information to LGBTQI+ people seeking to live in the UK with their partners via our website, an online forum and a monthly meeting.
70 countries criminalise consensual same-sex activity. In eleven of these the death penalty can apply. The persecution experienced by LGBQTI+ people goes well beyond any official prosecutions. The violence, humiliation, inequality and discrimination many LGBTQI+ people face can be enacted by state officials but also by family and community members without any protection from the police. UKLGIG assists LGBTQI+ people seeking a safe haven from persecution.
Our asylum related activities include:
Supporting and advising LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum: providing emotional support and immigration advice; making referrals to solicitors; visiting detention centres; and other support projects.
Research & Policy: working to ensure LGBTQI+ people are treated equally and with dignity in the asylum process; seeking to improve the quality of Home Office decision making and seeking an end to the detention of LGBTQI+ people.
Training & Information: providing training and information on LGBTQI+ asylum issues.