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Target: £5000

Raised: £788.00

About this campaign

Aloysius Sali first set up Say It Loud Club to campaign for LGBT rights as a student in Uganda in 1994. By 2000, he had become well known enough to be a target, and decided to come to the UK to study at university.

When he returned to Uganda in 2004, he was captured and tortured - just because of his sexuality. He still had six months left on his student visa, so he fled to the UK.

The UK didn't formally recognise sexuality as a reason for claiming refugee status until 2010, so Aloysius was forced to live without papers for five years. In 2010, he successfully claimed refugee status.

Seeing that there was a huge lack of support for LGBT refugees and asylum seekers, Aloysius decided to found Say It Loud Club in the UK in 2011. For years, he ran Say It Loud out of his own pocket, working as a nurse to support himself and the growing Say It Loud community. In 2018, with the support of Help Refugees, Aloysius is now working full-time to help LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers. 

We believe everyone is equal, and no one should have to suffer simply because of their age, faith, sexuality or where they were born.

That's why, in celebration of Pride 2018, we're raising money to support Aloysius, the Say It Loud Club, and eventually with your support, LGBTQI+ refugees and asylum seekers across the world. 

You can help by:

1. Visiting our new pop-up store Choose Love X Pride in London in St Martin's Courtyard and Mercer Walk, Covent Garden.

2. Buying a new rainbow 'Choose Love' tee shirt. 

3. Donating to this fundraiser for LGBTQI+ refugees and asylum seekers.

Thank you so much for your kindness and generosity, we couldn't do anything without you.

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