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Counterpoints Arts

Sunday 23 June 2019

12:00 am


The People’s History Museum
New Ct St
M3 3ER
North West England








MANCHESTER, 24 July 2017 - Megan Nankabirwa ( blue hair tips) and her partner Lydia Nabukenya in Manchester's gay village. The pair fled Uganda,  where homosexuality is outlawed, after they were discovered to be in a relationship.
Christopher Thomond  for The Guardian.

‘Then they separated us.  We tried to say no, we applied for asylum as a couple.  They say we don’t have any civil evidence that we are a couple.  And we’re like – how can we show you any civil evidence if homosexuality is forbidden in my country?’

This Is Who I Am interweaves three first-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in Britain, their experiences in their own country, and on arrival in Britain, addressing the particular challenges they face.  Read by members of the Actors For Human Rights network, an outreach project run by ice&fire, followed by a Q&A discussion.

ice & fire are a company exploring human rights stories through performance.  They put human rights at the core of everything they do to make accessible theatre for a wide range of audiences across the UK.

Suitable for 16+

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