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UK: Injunction halts deportation order of lesbian asylum seeker with just hours to spare

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  1. She’s still not completely safe yet, but at least she can sleep easy tonight.

  2. Sister Mary Clarence 18 Jun 2013, 8:01pm

    What evidence exactly do they want that they woman is a lesbian?

    As I understand it there is an agreement now that sex tapes will not be used or accepted as proof, so what test are they using for this?

    1. Sister Mary Clarence 18 Jun 2013, 8:02pm

      Oops

      …… what evidence exactly do they want that this woman is a lesbian?

      1. It’s the same for men, judges want proof that they’re gay, what on earth would be acceptable?

  3. Happy to hear of this injunction! No one should be deported to Uganda at this point in time with the persecution of LGBT people creating a place of danger to be a resident.

    Last week I posted a link to a podcast at CBC Canada. In this interview a prominent Ugandan LGBT activist was interviewed, the interview lasted 30+ minutes and discussed Rebecca Kadaga being determined to legislate “Kill the gays” bill.

    Also discussed was the ever increasing danger to LGBT being influenced by American evangelistic influences.

    This interview is one of the most informative and insightful dialogue pertaining to the dangers and daily precautions LGBT face in Uganda.

    http://podcast.cbc.ca/mp3/podcasts/current_20130612_81540.mp3

  4. essexgirlbecky 19 Jun 2013, 1:28pm

    This seems to be a temporary stay of execution; the High Court has already ruled that there are no grounds for overturning the decision that she is not a refugee. I assume that those representing her are now considering other avenues of due process. But for me, the Government’s whole approach is misconceived. People are at risk in Uganda because they are perceived to be LGBT, not necessarily because they ARE LGBT. But if the Goverment intends to persist in applying arbitrary tests to determine the sexual orentation of refugees fleeing from homophobia and transphobia, then the High Court needs to satisfy itself that the method of testing is based on real life experience of LGBT life in Uganda. What we seem to have at the moment is a test informed by institutional bias, and which predicates LGBT people conforming to a single authentic LGBT lived experience, one seemingly based on the life of Quentin Crisp.

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