Asifa is Britain's first out Muslim drag queen. She is a drag artist, pushing the boundaries of what it means to be LGBT, South Asian and Muslim. Asifa came into the national spotlight in 2014 when she was censored by the Birmingham Central Mosque from discussing Islam and Homosexuality on BBC Free Speech. This caused uproar in the British press and allowed Lahore the rare opportunity to speak openly about the topic.
Asifa's impassioned activism on intersectionality, race, sexual orientation, gender, disability and religion has led her to speak at prestigious institutions such as the Lost Lectures, Channel 4 Diversity Festival, Women of the World Festival, the British Library and the Oxford Union. She has also been the face of Channel 4's 2016 diversity campaign, 'True Colour TV' as well as one of the ambassadors for 'Open Letters to Queer Britain', a project that created the UK's first LGBT+ museum, Queer Britain.
Asifa is a performer, host, singer and DJ. She performs in clubs, theatres and venues in the UK and internationally. She also promotes at London's top Gaysian club nights Disco Rani, Desi Boyz and Club Kali. Asifa is passionate about disability rights. She is severely sighted and suffers from Retinitis Pigmentosa, a rare genetic eye disease which causes progressive sight loss. Asifa is a proud transgender woman and continues being a voice for intersectional Britain.
Tuesday 15th August, 6.30 - 8.30pm. Master of Ceremonies.