Press Statement: International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia Celebration

 

PRESS STATEMENT

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

PASSOP’s LGBTI Refugee Advocacy Project in conjunction with Triangle Project  celebrate  the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

Venue: Community Centre of Observatory
Date: 17th May 2012
Time: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

PASSOP, the Triangle Project, Scalibrini Centre, and Gender Dynamix unite over the rights and challenges the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender communities face in Cape Town and in South Africa.  These organizations are coming together tomorrow to celebrate International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.

From PASSOP’s work with the LGBTI community it has become clear that exclusion, isolation and loneliness are some of the greatest troubles that sexual refugees endure.

PASSOP, in conjunction with the Triangle Project, will be hosting a four hour workshop to foster better communication between the LGBTI communities and the organizations that serve them.  At this event, we will hear from members within the LGBTI community as they share their stories, concerns and needs with members of their community and with members of civil society.  Other highlights of tomorrow’s workshop include guest speaker Jayne Arnott, the Director of the Triangle Project, and a play written and acted by Khayelisha residents.

We stand united in overcoming the prejudices and difficulties LGBTI refugees face and will steadfastly work to foster a community that includes ALL of its peoples.

 

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