International Subgroup Coordinator: Sinead Tooher
The International Subgroup’s aim is to campaign and improve LGBT rights across the world.
LGBT Asylum Seekers and Refugees in the UK – Time Out
We have and will continue to welcome LGBT Aslyum Seekers across the UK to York through our flagship programme TimeOut York. Contact William for more details on firstname.lastname@example.org
Asylum for LGBT people
Our Friends from Stonewall have a great resource about the asylum process.
Fundraisers for LGBT organisation in Uganda
York has a history of supporting LGBT rights in Uganda and pays tribute to David Kato, a Ugandan LGBT activist, who studied in York under a protected scholarship, but was murdered on his return to Uganda. We hold fundraisers for a LGBT charity in Uganda and have raised £1000 for the charity to go towards safe housing for LGBT people. We have many fundraisers throughout the year. We have also written to Dr John Sentamu Archbishop of York addressing the issues LGBT people face in Uganda.
Human Rights Defender Befrienders
Our 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 email@example.com for more details
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.