27 February 2024

Since it was established in 2004, February has marked LGBT+ History Month. It is a chance to recognise, reflect on and celebrate the diverse experiences and contributions of LGBTQI+ people, in the present and throughout history. This February, we want to take the opportunity to highlight the experiences of LGBTQI+ people from refugee, migrant and asylum seeking backgrounds. At a time of heightened attacks on both LGBTQI+ people and migrants, this is more important than ever.  

We recommend checking out these brilliant blogs and sites from Rainbow Migration, an organisation which  provides practical and emotional support to LGBTQI+ people who are seeking asylum:

  • Queer pasts and global futures: Here, Arya Jeipea Karijo, a trans woman from Kenya, writes from a historical perspective about the pre-colonial era acceptance of queerness in a range of African societies and what she wants for the future. 

Some more pieces we recommend reading: 

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