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The plight for equality: seeking asylum and being queer

  • The Wheeler Centre 176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne, VIC, 3000 Australia (map)

The Channel is proud to partner with Road to Refuge to host a panel discussion at the Wheeler Centre about the issues faced by LGBTI people seeking asylum in their journey to safety.

The way that Australia treats people seeking asylum is known to cause significant physical, sexual and psychological impacts. These impacts are particularly felt by LGBTI people seeking asylum who face discrimination on the basis of their sexuality at each stage of seeking refuge - in their homelands, the processing system and once they are in the community.

This panel discussion will focus on why the way LGBTI people seeking asylum are treated is both a human rights issue and a gay rights issue. The event will aim to raise awareness and bring about an understanding of how the current political attitudes in Australia towards the queer community intersects with how Australia treats queer people seeking asylum.

We are incredibly honoured to invite the following panelists:

- Anna Brown, Human Rights Law Centre

- Tina Posunkina, Refugee Advice & Casework Service (RACS)

- Kiarash Zangeneh

Places are limited so book your tickets ASAP here.

Earlier Event: May 7
Later Event: December 12
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