Topics :: asylum

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Will Lesbian, Raped By Uncle to ’Cure’ Her, Be Forced to Return to Uganda?

By Winnie McCroy | Tuesday Jun 10, 2014
A lesbian from Uganda who has been getting care in the UK after her uncle raped her to ’cure’ her of being gay, got a second chance today when officials told her that she wouldn’t be getting on the plane back to her country.

A Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Asks for US Asylum

By Paige Sutherland | Wednesday May 7, 2014
A Ugandan gay-rights activist is seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape a harsh anti-homosexual law in his home country.

The Tough Road for LGBT Asylum Seekers (Part 2)

By Kevin Langson | Friday Nov 29, 2013
EDGE looks into the difficulties LGBT asylum seekers from anti-gay countries around the globe experience when seeking a home in the United States.

The Tough Road for LGBT Asylum Seekers (Part 1)

By Kevin Langson | Thursday Nov 28, 2013
EDGE looks into the difficulties LGBT asylum seekers from anti-gay countries around the globe experience when seeking a home in the United States.

Lawmakers: Gay Asylum Seekers in UK Feel Pressured to Prove Their Sexuality

Friday Oct 11, 2013
A British parliamentary committee has slammed the country’s asylum system, saying that some gay claimants felt under pressure to prove their sexuality.

More immigrants cite sexual orientation for asylum

By Russell Contreras | Wednesday Oct 28, 2009
Immigrant and gay activists say more asylum seekers from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are citing sexual orientation as reasons for seeking asylum.
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