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VICTORY PARTY FOR ADERONKE APATA!

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St Paul’s Church Hall

corner of Stoke Newington Road & Amhurst Road

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VICTORY PARTY FOR ADERONKE APATA! Evening of Sunday 19th November 2017 in London- 3pm – 7pm, St Paul’s Church Hall corner of Stoke Newington Road & Amhurst Road, London N16 7UE
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Aderonke Apata is one of the most inspirational humans on Planet Earth AND NEEDS TO DANCE!!!

After a 13 year battle over her right to remain, Aderonke Apata has finally been granted asylum in the UK and we are throwing a Sunday afternoon party to celebrate.

It’s a gathering for all her friends and fans and a public event for anyone who wants to help her celebrate her victory and support the struggle against homophobia, xenophobia, racism and inflexible borders.

With DJ Kartel Brown playing highlife, afrobeat and dancehall, guest artists performances and short talks from Human Rights activists.

Plus free drinks!

Aderonke says: "I cannot thank enough everyone that supported me in this horrendous journey! You have all contributed to this victory. It's impossible for me to list all of you that stood by me as you run into millions! Do know that I appreciate you all. I felt dehumanised when the Home Office said I was pretending to be a lesbian. This victory means hope and strength to other LGBTI people seeking asylum. With perseverance, steadfastness and love, they can overcome the rejections that they are facing in their asylum cases".

“There are many people like me who are facing huge insurmountable difficulties navigating the asylum system in the UK. I will continue to do my bit in amplifying the voices of people who can only shout so far". Aderonke continues.

Come come one and all, get on your dancing shoes, dance with Aderonke and spread the word :)

There will be a raffle to raise funds for African Rainbow Family (ARF) a non-for-profit organisation that support LGBTIQ people seeking asylum and refuge and of African heritage. https://africanrainbowfamily.org/.. You can donate here.

Aderonke’s barrister, S Chelvan of No5 Chambers, said: “Aderonke’s case highlights the Home Office’s approach to sexual identity asylum claims is still not fit for purpose. In asylum claims, the negative history is in part a product of a system in the UK that still dehumanises LGBTQ+ applicants by continuing to detain, isolate, stigmatise and harm some of the most vulnerable groups in our society. We must demand change, starting at the highest level.”

Read more here -

Asylum for Aderonke - Home | Facebook

ATTITUDE PRIDE AWARD WINNER WINS ASYLUM BID TO STAY IN THE UK

Nigerian gay rights activist wins UK asylum claim after 13-year battle - The Guardian:

DIVA speaks to the Nigerian LGBT rights activist who just won her UK asylum claim after a 13-year battle.

Nigerian gay rights activist who judge accused of 'faking' her sexuality wins 13-year legal battle for asylum in UK: The Independent

‘VICTORY PARTY FOR ADERONKE APATA!’ supported by:African Rainbow Family (ARF), Manchester Migrant Solidarity (MiSol) - self help convergence empowering all migrants, Queer Tours of London, Duckie and all Aderonke’s friends!

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