Gay Iranian: Lib Dem Simon Hughes ‘saved my life’ and helped me escape the death penalty 1
3:14 PM — A gay Iranian man has credited Liberal Democrat Minister Simon Hughes with "saving his life" - by helping him to escape the death penalty.
21st April 2015
LGBT asylum group welcomes Labour’s pledge to reform system 2
5:23 PM — A charity that supports gay and lesbian asylum seekers has welcomed the Labour party's pledge to reform the system for people seeking asylum - despite the party's "atrocious" record.
6th March 2015
Comment: What does an asylum seeker have to do to prove their sexuality? 25
1:03 PM — Claire Bennett of NatCen Social Research looks at the ongoing issues that LGBT people face in the asylum system.
4th March 2015
Home Office claims asylum seeker can’t be a lesbian because she has children 26
12:31 PM — A High Court judge has delayed a decision in the case of a lesbian asylum seeker who is at risk of being deported to Nigeria.
3rd March 2015
MPs: LGBT asylum seekers face ‘bullying’ and ‘abuse’ in British detention centres 21
11:03 AM — A cross-party group of MPs and peers has criticised the treatment of LGBT asylum seekers detained in immigration detention centres across the UK.
15th January 2015
Ugandan asylum seeker told to prove he’s gay 34
3:43 PM — John Ssenkindu says he had his asylum application denied because he failed to "prove" his sexuality.
2nd December 2014
ECJ: Asylum seekers should not have to undergo tests to prove they are gay 30
2:12 PM — The European Court of Justice has ruled that refugees who claim asylum on the grounds that they are gay should not have to undergo tests to prove it.
30th November 2014
Huge rise in number of gay Russians seeking asylum in the US 20
6:07 PM — The number of gay Russians seeking asylum in the United States has nearly tripled in just two years.
29th October 2014
Campaign group: Home Secretary must end ‘appalling’ abuse of gay asylum seekers 3
12:26 PM — Theresa May needs to urgently tackle homophobic abuse experienced by gay asylum seekers in detention, the head of a leading campaign organisation says.
26th October 2014
Home Office will ‘make changes’ to gay asylum process 13
4:07 PM — The Home Office has agreed to make a number of changes to the way that asylum claims from gay people are handled, after a report exposed several shortcomings.
13th October 2014
Ray Cole continues campaign of support for Moroccan partner 59
2:25 PM — Ray Cole, a British man who was jailed in Morocco for 'homosexual acts', is still supporting his Moroccan partner who has now also been released from prison.
24th September 2014
Australia: Gay asylum seekers relocated to Papua New Guinea, where it is illegal to be gay 10
10:57 AM — Gay asylum seekers who had originally tried to seek refuge in Australia, may be relocated to Papua New Guinea, where homosexuality is illegal.
11th September 2014
Scottish Greens: UK treatment of LGBT asylum seekers is ‘brutal and inhumane’ 14
4:26 PM — The co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party, Patrick Harvie, says successive governments at Westminster have failed to protect the rights of LGBT asylum seekers.
8th August 2014
The Netherlands: Regulations changed to allow Russians to seek asylum 3
6:20 PM — The Netherlands is making it easier for LGBT Russians to apply for asylum, due to the country's 'gay propaganda' law.
5th August 2014
African delegates from Melbourne AIDS conference seek asylum in Australia
12:05 PM — At least 30 African delegates from last month’s International AIDS Conference in Melbourne are seeking asylum in Australia.
31st July 2014
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker wins the right to remain in Britain 3
4:54 PM — A lesbian asylum seeker, who faced deportation to Uganda, has won the right to remain in the UK.
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group appoints new executive director
11:16 AM — The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) has appointed former Amnesty refugee researcher Paul Dillane as its new executive director.
22nd July 2014
European Court senior advisor: Everyone has the right to define their own sexuality during asylum claims 6
2:43 PM — The Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union, has issued an opinion on how asylum authorities should treat cases in which they attempt to verify the sexual orientation of an asylum seeker.
18th July 2014
Russian lesbian couple seek asylum in Argentina after getting married 6
1:18 PM — A Russian lesbian couple are attempting to claim asylum in Argentina, after fleeing their home country to get married.
16th July 2014
Lawyer: UK has ‘long way to go’ in protecting LGBT asylum seekers 2
4:30 PM — A leading barrister says the UK has "a long, long way to go" when it comes to protecting those fleeing homophobic persecution.