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    LGBTIQA+ REFUGEES & ASYLUM SEEKERS

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    Event is free, no need to book in now. See you tonight at 7pm.

    Presented by Castlemaine Pride 2024, Castlemaine Free Univeristy, and The Coolroom at Northern Arts Hotel

    Rainbow to Refuge

    Supporting LGBTQI refugees, people seeking asylum, and internally displaced people in Australia and  internationally.

    WHAT — Hear about work on-the-ground by not-for-profit Many Coloured Sky, support from Pride Foundation Australia, and queer perspectives on unique challenges for LGBTIQA+ refugees and asylum seekers. Learn how communities can welcome and support them finding homes and work, affirming their gender/sexuality and respecting cultures. 

    WHO — MC is Castlemaine local Ian Gould, co-founder of Pride Foundation Australia. Speakers are a person with lived experience of being a queer refugee and asylum seeker, and Ian Seal who founded not-for-profit Many Coloured Sky (2015). 

    Seal collaborates with Queer Refugee and Asylum Seeker Peers (QRASP), a Kenyan coalition of LGBT refugee organisations, and partners in Uganda. He networks with coalitions and partners across South Asia to support in situ refugees and current challenges for LGBTIQ+ asylum seekers and refugees. IMAGE CREDIT: Many Coloured Sky.

    Presented by Castlemaine Pride 2024, Castlemaine Free Univeristy, and The Coolroom at Northern Arts Hotel

    IMAGE CREDIT: Many Coloured Sky


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