Jack-All & MHOH collaboration for Liverpool Pride
For Liverpool Pride Week, we would like to show our support for the LGBTQ+ community by once again collaborating with Many Hands One Heart foundation (MHOH). The foundation helps to relocate LGBTQ+ asylum seekers as British residents who can freely live their lives away from persecution and discrimination, that they faced in their home countries.
We are marching this year to raise awareness of the many issues LGBTQ+ people still face around the world and will be joining into the celebrations after. We hope that everyone who can, will join in to the event which is the largest free pride event in Europe and has been growing larger every year.
Before the celebrations begin, we would like to show you an insight into three brave individuals from MHOH, please listen to their stories.
Was born in Malaysia and has now lived in Liverpool for three years now after fleeing his own county. Please listen below to learn more about his story.
Malaysia is a country in the South East of Asia, formerly a colony of the British Empire. LGBTQ+ residents still face legal issues due to their sexuality. Sodomy is still ilgeal within the country, orginating under colonial era past laws, where indivudals can been given fines, potentially face up to 20 years in prison or even face corporal punishments. The country’s largest faith system is Islam, making it hard for LGBTQ+ to live happily within the country. The Taylor Univerity planned LGBT pride march in 2017 was stopped due to Islamist pressure and religious enforcment officals raided an LGBTQ+ bar in 2019.
Unlike Adrian life in El Salvador he has now got the opportunity while living in Liverpool and being part of MHOH to express himself through his performances of dance, singing and much more. Please watch below his struggle to get where he is today.
Homesexaul acts in the country are legal however, LGBTQ+ homeowners are not given the same legal protection as hetrosexual households. Even with the legal nature it, LGBTQ+ face discrimination and violence at an alarming rate; with over 500 reported hate crimes between 1998 and 2015. This much animosity against LGBTQ+ mean that it is very unlikely that many will report a hate crime to officials. On a more positive note, the rights of LGBTQ+ in the country are slowly improving with the El Salvador Government in 2018 approving a new policy, allowing LGBTQ+ people being able to file legal complaints when being involved in hate crimes.
Is originally from Nigeria and has not been involved with MHOH as much as our other participants, as she still faces personal issues. However, she has said that the charity has helped her grow in confidence and acts as a strong support network. Please watch our video below to learn more about Stacey’s story.
Unfortunately Nigeria does not acknowledge LGBTQ+ rights and do not give legal protection to individuals who face discrimnation or attacks. Homosexual activities are illegal and indivudauls can face Shari’a law of death by stoning, 14 years of imprisonment and same sex marriage is forbidden. In 2007, 45 countries were surveyed by the Pew Global Attitudes Project, they where asked if they think homosexulaity is a way of life society should accept. 97 percent of the population disagreed with this statement; the second highest rate for non-acceptance out of all countries surveyed.
If you or anyone you know would like to get involved and help with the issues many of LGBT+ people are facing, get in touch and we can pass your information on.
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