Tag Archive | LGBT Asylum Seekers
Growing up in Jamaica’s Montego Bay, Glenroy enjoyed an idyllic childhood – until his family discovered he was gay. They physically attacked him, and threw him out of the house, triggering an ordeal that would last more than two years, and eventually force him to seek refuge thousands of miles (km) away in Argentina.
An estimated 6 percent of all asylum claims made in Britain between July 2015 and March 2017 were based on sexual orientation Gay and transgender asylum seekers in Britain are being unfairly denied refuge because authorities are demanding excessive proof of their sexual orientation or gender identity, and rejecting claims based on flawed assumptions, a […]
ILGA-Europe, and their partner organisations across Europe, are working towards the protection of the rights and needs of LGBTI asylum seekers, raising awareness about the difficult situation LGBTI asylum seekers often find themselves in. Many are at risk of persecution precisely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. Sexual orientation or gender identity […]
On Thursday last, 15th Octobert, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of the America’s largest LGBT civil rights organization, in partnership with the LGBT Freedom and Asylum Network (LGBT-FAN), and the National LGBTQ Task Force, introduced an essential new guide, Stronger Together: A Guide to Supporting LGBT Asylum Seekers, during an event […]