Yusef Gojikian

Language Translator and British Sign Language Interpreter

Yusef (he/him) works as an independent consultant and trainer for local authorities, charities and NGOs, whose particular expertise and experience is in the integration of refugee and asylum-seeking children and other overseas migrants.

Yusef is from a refugee background and has used, and continues to use, his voice and skills in support of the LGBT+ community. Alongside working as an advocate for deaf people and a relay interpreter, he is fluent in Arabic, French, Armenian, Greek, British and International Sign Language and Spanish, and uses his love of languages to create inclusive spaces for the oft-marginalised.

He established the first Muslim welfare support service for the LGBT+ community in Europe, and was awarded the Humanitarian Citizen award from the Red Cross for his work with refugees in the UK.

Yusef can be contacted at yusef@ukblackpride.org.uk.

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