11th October 2013
Home Affairs Select Committee slams government on LGBT asylum policy 10
11:05 AM — The Home Affairs Select Committee says LGBT asylum seekers are still being ordered to "prove" their sexuality and Chairman Keith Vaz has strongly criticised the practice.
1st October 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seekers due to be deported to Pakistan 5
5:28 PM — Campaigners say several female asylum seekers, some of whom are gay, face imminent deportation to Lahore in Pakistan.
25th September 2013
Downing Street protest in support of LGBT asylum seekers 2
1:27 PM — A protest designed to raise awareness of the plight of LGBT asylum seekers will take place opposite Downing Street on Friday, campaigners have announced.
2nd September 2013
Shadow Immigration Minister Chris Bryant blasted for saying gay asylum cases ‘will always be messy’ 7
9:51 AM — A top barrister has criticised Chris Bryant’s previous comments in defence of the Home Office from claims LGBT asylum seekers have been deported in recent years - and he says the Shadow Immigration Minister needs to be better briefed.
Interview: S Chelvan – on protecting the rights of LGBT asylum seekers 2
9:27 AM — One of the country’s leading barristers talks to PinkNews.co.uk on how those fleeing homophobic and transphobic persecution abroad are still being failed by the UK when it comes to providing asylum.
22nd July 2013
UK Border Agency accused of deporting victims of Female Genital Mutilation 8
3:42 PM — Often accused of deporting LGBT asylum seekers, the UK Border Agency is now accused of trying to deport two women who have refused to carry out Female Genital Mutilation in their respective African countries.
5th July 2013
UK Government: We don’t deport LGBT asylum seekers and we never will 12
3:54 PM — The Home Office has defended the UK Border Agency from claims that LGBT asylum seekers have been deported back to countries such as Uganda where they are at risk of homophobic persecution.
4th July 2013
Green MP Caroline Lucas: When I raise the issue of LGBT asylum with the government I come up against a brick wall 5
1:34 PM — Green MP Caroline Lucas says the government must do more to ensure that the UK Border Agency does not deport LGBT asylum seekers back to countries where they are at risk of homophobic persecution.
Peter Tatchell: When it comes to LGBT asylum seekers, Labour’s Chris Bryant needs to know the facts 5
11:43 AM — Peter Tatchell is disputing claims made by Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister Chris Bryant, that the UK Border Agency has not deported gay asylum seekers in recent years.
3rd July 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Gambia this evening 6
11:40 AM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Gambia this evening.
Labour MP Chris Bryant defends UK Border Agency over claims it has deported gay asylum seekers 23
11:39 AM — Labour’s Shadow Immigration Minister Chris Bryant has robustly defended the Home Office and the UK Border Agency from claims that LGBT asylum seekers have been deported by officials in recent years.
25th June 2013
Gay asylum seeker gives evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee 5
6:11 PM — A gay asylum seeker from Senegal has given evidence to the Home Affairs Select Committee about his experiences of going through the system.
18th June 2013
UK: Injunction halts deportation order of lesbian asylum seeker with just hours to spare 6
6:13 PM — A last minute injunction has been granted for a lesbian asylum seeker who was due to be deported to Uganda this evening from the UK.
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker faces imminent deportation to Uganda 12
1:18 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Tuesday evening.
23rd May 2013
UK: Ugandan rapist who claimed he was at risk of homophobic persecution deported 13
7:06 PM — A Ugandan rapist, who was jailed after admitting on Facebook that he attacked a woman, has been deported after immigration officials dismissed claims he would face persecution because he stated he was gay.
8th May 2013
NUS activist who was forced to ‘prove’ his sexuality granted asylum 6
2:51 PM — A member of the NUS Black Students’ Campaign Committee who was brought before a hearing on his asylum in the UK, and asked to “prove” his sexuality, has been granted asylum.
9th April 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Uganda on Wednesday 19
7:10 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Wednesday evening.
Ugandan asylum seeker freed from Bedfordshire detention centre
11:52 AM — A Ugandan female asylum seeker, who campaigners claim was raped by her father, has been freed from a detention centre in Bedfordshire.
5th April 2013
UK: Judges accused of asking lesbian asylum seekers ‘inappropriate’ questions such as ‘Have you read Oscar Wilde?’ 11
5:25 PM — New research shows LGBT asylum seekers are regularly being asked “inappropriate and insensitive” questions by judges.
3rd April 2013
UK: Government think tank gives cautious response to Border Agency reforms
5:22 PM — The Institute for Government has commented on the decision to scrap the UK Borders Agency – which handles claims made by asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.