22nd April 2015
Labour’s Angela Eagle: Current asylum guidelines for LGBT people are ‘daft and ignorant’ 5
5:46 PM — PinkNews Exclusive. Labour's Shadow Leader of the House of Commons Angela Eagle has slammed Home Office guidelines for LGBT asylum seekers, branding them 'daft' and 'ignorant'.
4th April 2015
Nigerian activist’s asylum appeal denied as judge doesn’t believe she’s a lesbian 145
12:35 PM — Aderonke Apata faces deportion after a High Court judge rules she "fabricated" her sexuality.
6th March 2015
LGBT domestic violence charity Broken Rainbow secures government funding
8:01 PM — LGBT domestic violence helpline Broken Rainbow has been saved from closure - after fears it could be crippled by a loss of government funding.
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.
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.
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.
12th December 2014
Petition hopes to halt gay rights campaigner’s deportation to Uganda 6
10:22 AM — A petition hopes to overturn a decision to deport a gay rights campaigner to Uganda.
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.
30th October 2014
Home Office: No decision taken on toughening law against poppers 10
2:35 PM — The Home Office has told PinkNews that it’s “too early” to say if further restrictions are to be placed on the use of poppers, following the publication of a report into legal highs.
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.
23rd October 2014
Report calling for better training of gay asylum caseworkers welcomed by lawyer 2
6:10 PM — A report highlighting the need of the Home Office to end the practice of asking gay asylum seekers inappropriate questions has been welcomed by one of the country’s leading asylum lawyers.
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.
17th October 2014
EXCLUSIVE Crime Minister: Police haven’t paid enough attention to homophobia and transphobia 22
4:50 PM — Crime Prevention Minister Norman Baker has spoken to PinkNews about how he thinks hate crimes are under-reported, and that anti-gay and anti-trans crimes have "not been given the rigorous attention" they need by police.