Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Sexuality, Gender Identity and Asylum in the UK conference coming up

The Student Action for Refugees (STAR) Society based at the LSE  is organising a conference "Protecting Human Rights:  Sexuality, Gender Identity and Asylum in the UK" in conjunction with the UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) with support from the LSE Annual Fund:
9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 29th October, Hong Kong Lecture Theatre, LSE
Tickets: £10 (£7 concession) which will include lunch and refreshments
This one day conference aims to:
  • highlight situations of persecution from which LGBTI people seek protection; 
  • explore how the UK asylum system accounts for the claims of LGBTI individuals; and 
  • examine the way these issues have been framed.
There will be key speakers, group workshops and personal testimony themed around issues to do with homelessness, detention, trauma, law, religion and categorisation of sexuality. The conference is open to anyone interested in human rights and civil liberties.

Tickets will be £10 (£7 Concession) which includes lunch and refreshments. To reserve your place soon,  email lse.asylum.lgbt@gmail.com to confirm your attendance. They will be updating the conference website over the course of the coming weeks with further information, including confirmations of additional speakers and details of workshops:
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