‘Then they separated us. We tried to say no, we applied for asylum as a couple. They say we don’t have any civil evidence that we are a couple. And we’re like – how can we show you any civil evidence if homosexuality is forbidden in my country?’
This Is Who I Am interweaves three first-hand accounts of LGBT+ people seeking asylum in Britain, their experiences in their own country, and on arrival in Britain, addressing the particular challenges they face. Read by members of the Actors For Human Rights network, an outreach project run by ice&fire, followed by a Q&A discussion.
Part of Refugee Week, a nationwide programme of arts, cultural and educational events that celebrate the contribution of refugees to the UK, and encourages a better understanding between communities.
ice & fire are a company exploring human rights stories through performance. They put human rights at the core of everything they do to make accessible theatre for a wide range of audiences across the UK.
Suitable for 16+
Part of PHM’s year long programme exploring the past, present and future of protest, marking 200 years since the Peterloo Massacre; a major event in Manchester’s history, and a defining moment for Britain’s democracy.