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LGBT+ History Month

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The 1st of February marks the start of LGBTQI+ History Month. This is all about increasing the visibility of LGBTQI+ people, their histories, lives and experiences in the wider community.

LGBTQIA+ people seeking sanctuary are some of the most vulnerable in society. But the difficulties people face could soon be made much worse if the Nationality and Borders Bill comes into force.

Right now people are routinely put through inhumane β€œtests” to prove their sexual orientation or gender identity.

Beecause of the widespread culture of disbelief, claims are often rejected, but the government gets it wrong so often that almost half of LGBT+ asylum claim refusals are successfully challenged on appeal. In many cases, this hostile culture is a matter of life and death – homosexuality remains illegal in around 70 countries, 11 of which still operate the death penalty.

The Nationality and Borders Bill will increase the burden of proof, making what is already difficult even harder.

If you haven’t done so already, this month take the time to call on your MP to stand up for love and oppose the Nationality and Borders Bill. See here for support.

For more resources and activities for LGBT+ History Month, see here.