Welcome to Pride Without Borders (PWB) The website for the City of Sanctuary LGBT Stream of Sanctuary. The criminalisation and persecution of people who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered or Intersex is happening right now in 72 countries across the world, and has led to many fleeing for their lives and seeking sanctuary , particularly from those countries which still have the death sentence, if convicted.
Our aim is to connect together groups of LGBT asylum seekers linked to City of Sanctuary for mutual, support, information sharing and campaigning for the rights of LGBT asylum seekers and refugees in the UK.
One local PWB group (from Leicester) is fundraising to attend Pride marches this year and to meet like minded people. They have told us “For those who have fled their countries of origin due to persecution because of being LGBT, this is how Freedom tastes… to be who you are: no death threats, no persecution but who you are is what matters!!”
Latest Posts from across the City of Sanctuary Network
Wales Nation of Sanctuary Summary Report.
We are delighted to bring you the Nation of Sanctuary Event Summary on World Refugee Day.Posted by: Swansea
York - City of Human Rights, Short Film
York City of Sanctuary coordinator helped with this film about York becoming a City of Human Rights this year. Paul talks about the importance of human rights and how York has now become the very first City of Human Rights in the UK. we hope that many more follow suit.Posted by: York
Mapping Sanctuary in Edinburgh
As more refugees and asylum seekers arrive in Edinburgh, many brilliant initiatives have sprung up to provide a welcome across the city. As more groups are stepping forward to offer help and support – from providing bikes and language lessons through to advice on navigating the education and health system – the network becomes wider but more difficult to visualise.Posted by: City Template
APPG on Refugees asks "Refugees Welcome?" in new inquiry
The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Refugees has launched an inquiry into the experiences of new refugees in the UK. The…
Workshop: Meaningful Activity with People Seeking Sanctuary
Imagine you are new to Swansea, you would like to learn more about your new community but you are forbidden…Posted by: Swansea
City of Sanctuary included in The Guardian / Observer Charity Appeal
As we near the end of a year marked by the greatest refugee crisis in living memory, we’re delighted to…
Tour of Nine Lives has begun - not to be missed. "That was my story. That was exactly my story"
“Call Me Ishmael”
Birmingham to London
Let us formally introduce ourselves
As you may already know, Pride without Borders, is a project that is run in Leicester for asylum seekers and refugees who also identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual and/or transsexual’s (LGBT). The project was born when some individuals, began realising that as more individuals came to Leicester to seek asylum, some were here specifically for who they were and are. To be more specific, they were living in constant fear of persecution, abuse and their lives because they were different, they were…
Update: Birmingham Pride 2015