MPs: LGBT asylum seekers face ‘bullying’ and ‘abuse’ in British detention centres
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.
17th February 2015
Charity welcomes new Home Office guidance for gay asylum cases 1
2:00 PM — New Home Office guidance for caseworkers dealing with claims from people fleeing homophobic persecution has been welcomed by the head of a leading campaign organisation.
Home Office: Caseworkers ‘must not stereotype’ gay asylum seekers 5
12:23 PM — The Home Office has published new guidance on the treatment of sexual identity issues in asylum claims following last year’s critical report by Borders and Immigration Chief Inspector John Vine.
18th December 2014
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker released from detention 2
5:39 PM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker from Britain to Uganda has been stopped.
9th December 2014
‘I would rather die in a British detention centre than be returned to Uganda’ 19
5:06 PM — A lesbian asylum seeker has been granted a last minute temporary reprieve from deportation to Uganda but says she despairs for her future if the Home Office doesn't change its mind.
4th December 2014
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker who suffered ‘torturous exorcism’ faces imminent deportation to Uganda 6
6:25 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Monday.
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.
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.
23rd October 2014
Gay asylum group calls on Home Office to take ‘urgent’ action following critical report 4
3:07 PM — A review revealing that gay asylum seekers have been subjected to stereotyping and inappropriate questions by Home Office caseworkers requires “urgent consideration”, a leading campaign group says.
Report tells Home Office: Don’t ask gay asylum seekers ‘sexually explicit questions’ 19
12:55 PM — The Home Office “must ensure” caseworkers do not ask gay asylum seekers “sexually explicit questions”, the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration has warned.
22nd October 2014
LGBT asylum review set to be published in Parliament
5:54 PM — A review into LGBT asylum policy by the Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, Sir John Vine, is due to be published in Parliament on Thursday.
2nd September 2014
UK: Bail hearing for Jamaican bisexual asylum seeker 2
1:29 PM — A bisexual asylum seeker who is fighting deportation to Jamaica will have a bail hearing on Thursday, campaigners say.
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.
10th July 2014
Home Office protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
5:59 PM — A protest is due to take place outside the Home Office for a lesbian asylum seeker who is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
9th July 2014
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker and LGBT campaigner faces deportation on Sunday 2
3:54 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
8th July 2014
Asylum seeker persecuted by ‘anti-gay mobs’ faces deportation to Cameroon 5
3:13 PM — A 28-year-old gay man is facing deportation to Cameroon from Britain by the Home Office.
19th June 2014
UK Government: We don’t know how many LGBT asylum seekers were deported last year 8
3:41 PM — Baroness Susan Williams admits the government does not know how many Ugandan asylum claims were made on the basis of sexual orientation in 2013.
9th June 2014
UK: Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker set to be deported tomorrow 11
6:31 PM — A Ugandan asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of imprisonment if she is sent home is scheduled to be deported tomorrow.
5th June 2014
Home Office prepares to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 5
4:25 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda next week.
23rd May 2014
Home Office halts deportation of Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 6
11:03 AM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Uganda has been halted.