Introducing Rainbow Pilgrims

Last night I was in Exeter helping my good friend Surat-Shaan Knan do an event about his amazing trans people of faith project, Twilight People. In the process of that I discovered that he has a new project just starting. It is called Rainbow Pilgrims, and it is all about LGBT+ migrants. The primary focus will doubtless be on refugees and asylum seekers, but I’m sure he’ll be happy to hear from LGBT+ people who have migrated without being in fear of their lives.

You can find out more about this exciting new project at the website. Please note that, while it does talk about oral history, there is no requirement to give one to be involved. Fleeing your home and traveling to a foreign country because you are afraid of being killed is a deeply traumatic experience and no one should be pushed into reliving that. There will be other ways of participating.

Given the current desperate situation in the UK for LGBT+ refugees and asylum seekers, this is a very timely project.

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