Launch Of Telephone Support Service For LGBT Asylum Seekers

December 13, 2010

Due to be officially launched on Tuesday 7 December, at the Unity Centre, this new service will be a confidential telephone support service for all asylum in Scotland who face difficulties or need support due to their sexual orientation.

LGBT asylum seekers are often isolated from the religious and ethnic support networks that other asylum seekers normally depend upon in the UK.  Often religious and ethnic groups in the UK hold the same homophobic prejudices that exist in the country of origin that the LGBT asylum seeker is fleeing from.  At the same time ignorance and prejudice about LGBT issues are prevalent in the UKBA and throughout the asylum process.

If you are interested in being involved in the LGBT phone line please email the Unity Centre at info@unitycentreglasgow.org with your details and they will reply to you. Initially the phone line will start from Tuesday 7 December and will be open every Tuesday from 6.30 – 10.30pm.

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