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Fund-raiser for Lesbian Immigration Support Group on 10th March to celebrate International Women’s Day 2012

Lesbian Immigration Support GroupThe Lesbian Immigration Support Group (LISG) is a Manchester-based group of lesbian and bisexual refugees and asylum-seeking women and their supporters, offering both practical and social support.

LISG will hold a fundraising event on March 10th at the Nip and Tipple Bar  in Whalley Range (197 Upper Chorlton Road, M16 0BH), between 3pm and 7pm, to celebrate International Women’s Day.

They are inviting all friends, supporters and people who are interested in the group, in women’s issues, LGBT and queer issues, migration, asylum, (no) border,  human rights and social justice issues to join them for this celebration.

The event will have live music bands, poetry, performance acts, good company, and many other surprises!

Donation to Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit (GMIAU) from the Metropolitan Community Church, Manchester

Members of the Metropolitan Community Church of Manchester will be donating money from things they gave up during Lent to the Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit.
Rev Andy Braunston, pastor of the 60-member church, said:
“We have many asylum seekers who worship with us and we know from their experience the horror of having to flee one’s own country to find sanctuary and protection in the UK. Many countries still persecute lesbian and gay people and some even impose the death penalty simply because of how we love.Over the years we have been impressed by the outstanding work of the Immigration Aid Unit and wanted to help them continue to help some of the poorest and most excluded members of our society.”
The money will be handed over to the GMIAU’s Director in a special service this Sunday – 1st June 2008 – at 4pm where one church member’s public asylum campaign will be launched. A short video about Prossy Kakooza, a 26 year old lesbian from Uganda, will be shown and church members will be urged to sign a petition and write to the Immigration Minister demanding that she must not be returned to Uganda to face further physical and sexual attacks from the authorities.
You can see the full campaign details for Prossy kakooza at http://www.mccmanchester.co.uk/prossy.htm
See also this article about our donation to GMIAU in the newsletter of the Lesbian and Gay Foundation.