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Love is Not a Crime launch night

Love is Not a Crime launch night

Celebrating 10 years of the Lesbian Immigration Support Group

13 April 2017

Time 18:00 - 20:00

Duration 2 hours

Cost In order to keep our events programme affordable to everyone, please make a donation.  Suggested donation £5

Join the Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) for the launch of their exhibition Love is Not a Crime and celebrate their 10th anniversary.  Fairtrade drinks provided by the Co-op.

LISG are a group of women in Greater Manchester who are lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees and their supporters.

The group was set up in 2007 as an anti-deportation campaign for a lesbian from Sierra Leone.  In February 2008 the campaign was successful and she was given leave to remain in Britain.  Due to the high profile of this campaign more lesbian asylum seekers contacted the group during this time looking for support.  They therefore decided to continue as a general support group for lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers and refugees.

The group now consists of several volunteers supporting over 15 refugees and asylum seekers from countries such as Afghanistan, Jamaica, Liberia, The Gambia, Saudi Arabia, Uganda, Cameroon, South Africa and Pakistan.

Many of the women contacting LISG did not feel able to be open generally about their sexuality.  The group gives these women a place to be themselves with other lesbian and bisexual asylum seekers, refugees and supporters.

Part of our Never Going Underground season, a year long programme of exhibitions, events and learning programmes exploring the past, present andHeritage Lottery FundedNever Going Underground: The Fight for LGBT+ Rights future of LGBT+ activism.

Suitable for adults and young people

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Booking Requirements:

  • Please note event attendees must arrive at least ten minutes before the start time of the event, otherwise their booked space will be given to someone on the reserve list
  • Please contact the museum as soon as possible if you wish to cancel your reservation so your place can be given to another visitor
  • For further information please contact the museum on 0161 838 9190 or email events@phm.org.uk