12th May 2015
Bisexual asylum seeker made to submit photos of sex with a man to ‘prove’ his sexuality 44
10:23 AM — Orashia Edwards says he felt compelled to show intimate photos of himself and another man to "prove" his sexuality.
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.
5th March 2015
Zimbabwean Government hostility towards gays thwarting battle against HIV 6
6:33 PM — The Zimbabwean Government’s hostility towards gay people is hampering the country’s ability to tackle HIV, a leading gay rights campaigner has warned.
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.
9th October 2014
Nigerian Archbishop tells government: Stop punishing gays 28
11:57 AM — A Catholic Archbishop in Nigeria says the country's government is "wrong" to be "punishing" gay Nigerians.
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.
10th July 2014
MPs call on Home Secretary to protect Ugandan and Nigerian LGBT asylum seekers 5
7:15 PM — 27 MPs have signed an Early Day Motion calling on Theresa May to protect asylum seekers fleeing homophobic persecution.
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.
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.
28th February 2014
Scottish Government: Scotland stands ready to accept Ugandans persecuted by anti-gay law 2
1:46 PM — Scotland’s Minister for External Affairs has told William Hague that Scotland will welcome Ugandans facing homophobic persecution.
9th December 2013
UK: Lesbian asylum seeker due to be deported to Uganda on Thursday 8
12:22 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Thursday.
25th November 2013
Cameroon: Man sentenced to 9 years behind bars for gay sex 5
11:42 AM — A man has been sentenced to nine years in jail for breaking Cameroon’s laws against homosexuality, reports say.
7th November 2013
European Court of Justice rules gay asylum seekers can seek sanctuary in EU 10
11:51 AM — The European Union’s highest court has ruled that gay people from three African countries, who feared persecution due to their sexual orientation, have grounds for asylum in the EU.
31st October 2013
Ghana Education Ministry vows to punish acts of ‘lesbianism’ in schools 10
3:48 PM — Ghana’s Education Ministry has reportedly vowed to punish severely any student caught engaging in “homosexual or lesbianism activities.”
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.
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 3
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.