Topics :: GLBT asylum seekers

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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.

No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

By Winnie McCroy | Thursday Apr 17, 2014
Namibia’s Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga said that gay and lesbian Ugandans will never be granted refugee status in his country.

Russian Gay Club Manager Seeks Asylum In US After Attacks

By Jason St. Amand | Friday Jan 10, 2014
The former manager of Central Station, Moscow’s biggest gay nightclub came to the United States last month and is seeking asylum, after the club was the target of a number of violent attacks in recent months.

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.

In Search of a Better Life, DC Asylum Seekers Battle Bureaucracy

By Akeem Favor | Tuesday Feb 5, 2013
For gays in places where the social stigma against homosexuality makes life dangerous, proposed legislation may place a temporary stay on claims for permanent resident status cases. But for now, they wait.

India’s Eunuchs Demand Access to Food Programs

Sunday Jul 31, 2011
Eunuchs in India are demanding an end to discrimination against them and access to government welfare programs.

Gay Saudi Diplomat: ’I’ll Be Killed If I Return Home’

By Kilian Melloy | Monday Sep 13, 2010
The life-threatening peril that gay asylum seekers to Western nations face if they should be deported back to homophobic nations has brought GLBT equality advocates head-to-head with immigration policies, but not sparked much mainstream interest. Now, a Saudi diplomat who says he is gay has made the claim that if he is sent back home, he will face death.
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