Lend Your Voice by Tribal Worldwide London

Date: Sep 2019
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The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) today launches its first national social media campaign #LendYourVoice, which aims to raise awareness of the discrimination and dangers that LGBTQI+ people face in UK detention centres.

Partnering with 28 LGBTQI+ celebrities and influencers, the campaign sees powerful voices within the LGBTQI+ community share the stories of LGBTQI+ people who have been held within the UK immigration detention system.

Celebrities and influencers involved in the campaign include Great British Bake Off star Rav Bansal, author Juno Dawson, comedian James Barr, model and activist Jamie Windust, and singer and performer Toya Delazy.

The UK is the only country in Europe to not have a time limit on how long people can be kept in detention, and every year unknown numbers of LGBTQI+ people fleeing persecution on account of their sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or sex characteristics are locked up for indefinite periods of time in detention centres where bullying, abuse, and harassment are rife. Despite the recommendation of Parliament’s Human Rights Committee, the Home Office announced at the end of July that they would not be introducing a time limit.

As well as offering this glimpse into the harsh realities faced by LGBTQI+ people in detention centres, the films will encourage audiences to lend their voices to the campaign by a digital petition and express their support using the hashtags #LendYourVoice and #Time4aTimeLimit.

Credits

Client: UKLGIG

Executive Creative Director: Victoria Buchanan

Creative Directors: Emma Harris and Jade Tomlin

Creatives: Emma Harris and Daisy Thurston-Gent

Director of Photography: Daniel Boulton

Art Direction: Emma Harris and Toby Snowdon

Producer: Amara Rossell

Post Production: Raphael Bejar and Nick Clements

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