Campaigns Advisory Group

We work with a ‘Campaigns Advisory Group’ of LGBTQI+ people with lived experience of the UK asylum system to steer our public campaigning. The group meets regularly with staff to plan, deliver and evaluate activities for our No Pride In Detention campaign.

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Join the group

We are not currently recruiting but the group is always open to new members who are LGBTQI+ and have experienced immigration detention. To find out more email us at the link below to ask for an information pack.

Request info pack

Meet the current Campaigns Advisory Group

"I had heard about detention centres but never heard stories from LGBTQ+ people who had actually stayed in detention centres. Being in the advisory group has opened my eyes to the struggles and has also created the passion to lend my voice and words against detention."

— Vanessa, member of the Campaigns Advisory Group

Read Vanessa's thoughts on being part of the group

"As part of the group, I’ve contributed to the production of the campaign film, spoken at National Student Pride, recorded a podcast, and helped out at events. It has given me the chance to learn professional skills, to have a say about issues important to me, to express myself, and meet lots of new people."

— Britney, member of the Campaigns Advisory Group

Read Britney's thoughts on being part of the group
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Other activities

As well as meeting behind the scenes to plan and deliver the campaign, members who do not wish to remain anonymous can get involved in the campaign more publicly. Examples include:

– Vanessa recorded a video at the launch of the campaign, reading out the words of LGBTQI+ people with experience of immigration detention.

– Britney helped us plan our No Pride In Detention film and recorded a podcast with us in Liverpool.

– Qussai was a member of the group between 2022-2024. He wrote a blog about how important it is to remember LGBTQI+ pride is for us all, especially when considering those who have no freedom in immigration detention.