Lesbians and Gays support the Migrants 2nd Birthday fundraiser 3rd February

No one is illegal: standing in solidarity with asylum seekers and refugees.

This grass roots group (modelled on the solidarity movement with the striking Miners in the ‘80s, portrayed in the film Pride) is turning 2.

It is a coming together of LGBTQ activists showing solidarity with migrants caught up in the worst global refugee crisis since the Second World War.

Recently, OutSavvy met Dex, aka drag performer Channukah Lewinsky, one of a group of dedicated organisers, to find out more, and to talk about the Birthday Against Borders party at DIY Space For London in Peckham on Saturday 3rd February.

Dex points out, ‘We [LGBTQ community] are often portrayed by the media and politicians as vulnerable figures to be protected from migrants seen as a threat to western liberal, secular values and LGBT rights.’

Lesbsians and Gays Support The Migrants sets out to smash this stereotype about migrants, who in reality are the vulnerable ones; to offer advocacy and support for those seeking refuge from the oppression and danger they experience in their home countries. Dex adds that support is for all migrants – and not just those identifying as LGBTQ. This takes the form of campaigning, social media activity and mass action.

They are challenging the notion of borders, detention and deportation.

The Birthday Party is a coming together, a celebration of the work they do. It will be an opportunity to show love and support, raise funds and of course have a fab, glittering party and yes, Channukah Lewinsky will be there, co-hosting with Joss Yelmorb . The night will be filled with drag, cabaret pop and punk including performances from Jordan Charles, Izzy Aman, Saint Torrente, Rami Yasir, Nash Paragon Langley,
and Katy Jalili.

It promises to be a lively evening and is a must for any in our community who feel strongly about this most pressing of issues.


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