Refugees & Asylum Seekers
London Friend is working with Say It Loud Club to provide social, emotional, and educational support to LGBT refugees and asylum seekers.
We understand that leaving your country, particularly if you have experienced harassment, discrimination or persecution because of being lesbian, gay, bisexual or trans can be difficult and isolating. Our groups and support services aim to help you meet other LGBT refugees and asylum seekers with similar experiences, and help you build your confidence to become active LGBT citizens in the UK. We offer educational workshops, social groups, and conversation English classes. All these groups are free of charge.
Say It Loud workshops
Learn more about being LGBT in the UK, and find out about how to access support including healthcare, sexual health clinics and community groups. Workshops run on the fourth Friday of each month 2 – 5pm at London Friend.
Say It Loud social group
Our social groups for LGBT refugees and asylum seekers run once a month on the first Tuesday of each month 7 – 9pm at London Friend. Come along to meet other LGBT refugees and take part in our range of activities. You are also welcome to access London Friend’s other social and support groups – more information here.
Want to improve your spoken English? Our weekly group will help you gain confidence and gain language skills to assist you to participate in other community activities, education, training and work. Groups run every Wednesday 11am – 1 pm at London Friend.
London Friend can offer free and low-cost counselling to LGBT refugees living in London. We provide 12 weeks of counselling. Sessions are by appointment and accessed following an assessment. To make a referral please call us on 020 7833 1674.
Please note: this project provides social, emotional, and education support to LGBT refugees. We are not able to provide legal advice on immigration. We suggest contacting the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group for specialist immigration support.
This project is funded by People’s Postcode Trust, a grant making body funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery. London Friend is grateful for the support of players and the Trust.