Emergency Fund for LGBT Asylum Seekers & Refugees

Out and Proud African LGBTI (OPAL) is a self-help group of African LGBT refugees and asylum-seekers, formed in 2013 in the UK and the Netherlands to stand for our inalienable rights. 

This is an emergency appeal raising funds to help isolated and marginalised refugees and asylum seekers, during the CoViD-19 pandemic. Many of our community members are decimated by ‘hostile environment’ policies - which not only forbid them from working but also exclude them from recourse to public funds, thus rendering them helpless. This amounts effectively to institutional racism since it disproportionately affects those seeking protection from Africa. Within our own African communities in the UK & Netherlands, we are also the most stigmatised individuals, since their homophobia is as deeply rooted here as in our countries of origin. 

Without resources, our hands are bound, and there is not much we can do to support our members. Covid19 exacerbated the already impoverished condition of our community members. It is for this reason we appeal for your generosity to allow us to support our community members, among the most excluded people in Britain & Netherlands today. 

Let’s take this collective moment of furore and brokenheartedness to put resources into protecting, respecting, loving and validating Black LGBTIQ asylum seekers and refugees.

We aim to establish:
- Peer to Peer Support
- Online Outreach
- Telephone Support
- Creation of safe spaces
- Hardship Fund

Donate today to help protect Black LGBT Asylum seekers and Refugees. Thank you.

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    • £10 
    • 3 months ago
  • Eleanor Poole 
    • £10 
    • 3 months ago
  • Charlotte Miller 
    • £5 
    • 5 months ago
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    • £5 
    • 7 months ago
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    • £50 
    • 7 months ago
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Abbey Kiwah 
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
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Donations eligible for Gift Aid.
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