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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

LGBT asylum @ London Pride 2010

The banner which will be leading the contingent
By Paul Canning

A London based organisation Movement for Justice is organising an LGBT asylum themed entry for the Pride march to be held 3 July.

Its slogan will be:
Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender, FIGHTING RACISM & HOMOPHOBIA, For the Right of Asylum for LGBT Refugees -Stop the Deportations.
On the day the march/parade  will set off from Baker Street at 1pm and proceed down Oxford Street, Regent Street and Piccadilly to rally at Trafalgar Square for 3pm.

The group is calling on other groups to join in with the LGBT asylum theme and march alongside their contingent. People are encouraged to bring flags and balloons and wear something that is white and pink (the colour of the banner).

At Pride the group will launch a petition with the theme 'Enforce the Equality Act' calling for change in the way government treats LGBT asylum seekers. After Pride they want to hold a campaign meeting and later public hearings with asylum seekers testifying about their experience.

For more information call 0208 674 4051 or 07985 403 781 or email


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