International

International Subgroup Coordinator: Sinead Tooher

The International Subgroup’s aim is to campaign and improve LGBT rights across the world.

Asylum for LGBT people

Our Friends from Stonewall have a great resource about the asylum process.

http://www.stonewall.org.uk/help-advice/asylum

Support

Social Support

All LGBT+ asylum seekers are refugees are welcome to attend our events and groups. If you are struggling to attend our events and groups owing to finances we can offer some money through our hardship fund.

 

Human Rights Defender Befrienders

Our co-chair Kevin Sell is looking to become a Human Rights Befriender at the University of York’s Applied Centre for Human Rights. We have worked with this organisation throughout the year and have had guest speakers from Bulgaria.
We are looking to expand our international work for more befrienders if you are interested contact yorklgbtforum@gmail.com for more details


Other work

Russia

We have written to the Russian Embassy about the discriminatory laws against LGBT people in Russia.

Holocaust Memorial Day

We support Holocaust Memorial Day in York and sit on the steering committee and will be looking at historical persecution of LGBT people and ways to address the persecution of LGBT people today.

Upcoming Events

  • York Out of the Closet: 50 years of LGBT History 05/06/2017 – 25/09/2017 York Castle Museum, Eye of York, Tower St, York YO1 9RY, UK We have been working with York LGBT History and York Pride to have a community exhibition showing 50 years of LGBT History at the Castle Museum. Entry is included in the ticket fee
  • Queer Women's Group 17/08/2017 at 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm York MESMAC office, The Workshop, Marygate Lane (off Marygate), York, YO30 7BJ. Peer support and social group offering a safe space to discuss issues around mental health, sexuality, and to meet other queer people. Trans* Inclusive.