The Quidditch Premier League can today announce that the UK Lesbian & Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) will receive charitable proceeds raised in our inaugural 2017 season. The group (registered charity 1158228, formerly 1101400) promotes equality and dignity for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people who seek asylum in the UK, or who wish to immigrate here to be with their same-sex partner.
When paying for their membership to the Quidditch Premier League at the end of the month, players will have the (completely optional) choice to round up their £67 fee to £70. Each of the optional £3 donations made will be set aside and will then be given to the UKLGIG.
‘The sport of quidditch has never been shy in promoting our values of inclusivity and diversity,’ Director Jack Lennard said. ‘I am beyond grateful for this opportunity to truly put our money where our mouth is. In times like these, when the dignity of LGBTQ+ immigrants is being stripped away, and human beings are increasingly used as political bargaining chips, this is our chance to do something that could make a real difference.’
The UKLGIG offer support and information to LGBTQ+ asylum seekers through a qualified legal team, as well as aiding research and policy development that will improve the quality of the UK immigration process. Founded in 1993 as Stonewall Immigration Group, the UKLGIG celebrated its 20th birthday in 2013.