This Is Who I Am

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?’

First-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in the UK and addressing the particular challenges they face. Read by members of the Actors For Human Rights Network, an outreach project run by Ice & Fire.

Ice & Fire explores human rights stories through performance. Putting human rights at the core of everything they do to make accessible theatre for a wide range of audiences across the UK.

The reading will be followed by a Q&A discussion.

Date 15/06/2019
Time 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Venue pin St Chad’s College,
18 North Bailey, ,
DH1 3
Seb Aguirre
Category Theatre
Price Free