The Observer carried a story yesterday about the experiences of two gay refugees from Uganda, where policies of homophobic hatred are enshrined into law. That piece is worth reading in full. The story comes on the back of a new film project. In the wake of the brutal murder of renowned Ugandan LGBTI human rights activist, Mr. David Kato, and following growing concern over the practice of removing and deporting sexual and gender minority asylum claimants back to their home countries, UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG), Refugee Law Project and the wider Ugandan Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights & Constitutional Law, have produced a revealing documentary on the realities of lesbian, gay and trans asylum-seeking. It’s called ‘Getting Out’.
The first free London screening is now full but there’s a second one one Friday 15 April at 7pm. It’s being held at The Frontline Club, 13 Norfolk Place, London W2 1Q (nearest Tube is Paddington). You’ll need to reserve your place by contacting the organisers via: firstname.lastname@example.org
I sadly can’t make it but I hope some of you can.