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#LendYourVoice launch film


UKLGIG partnered with 28 LGBTQI+ celebrities and influencers to share the stories of LGBTQI+ people who have been held within the UK immigration detention system. The campaign raised awareness of the dangers that LGBTQI+ people face in UK detention centres.

We released one video every day for 28 days, calling for a 28-day time limit on detention, and called for people to add their names to the petition at timelimit.co/28days. Celebrities and influencers involved in the campaign include Great British Bake Off star Rav Bansal, author Juno Dawson, comedian James Barr, model and activist Jamie Windust, and singer and performer Toya Delazy.

Indefinite immigration detention is inhumane and has a considerable negative impact on the mental health of almost every person, but for LGBTQI+ people seeking asylum, there are particular hardships to bear. In countries where same-sex relations are criminalised or where discrimination against LGBTQI+ people is widespread, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer and intersex people are often excluded by society and may face prosecution, harassment or violence. Inside detention centres, they often experience prejudices or conditions similar to those from which they have fled.

All 28 videos can be viewed on UKLGIG's YouTube channel.

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