31st March 2014
Study: Gay Poles heading to UK to ‘flee discrimination’ in Poland
1:44 PM — A study by a student at the University of Westminster found that gay Polish people are often fleeing discrimination in Poland when they head to the UK.
UK: Theresa May orders review of ‘interrogation’ of gay asylum seekers 4
11:58 AM — Home Secretary Theresa May has ordered a review of the way asylum claims based on sexuality are handled, after facing harsh criticism for lapses.
14th February 2014
British trans woman back in UK, after detention in men’s jail in Canada 5
5:18 PM — A British trans woman who was detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa violation has arrived back in the UK.
12th February 2014
Canada: British trans woman ‘detained in men’s jail’ after visa violation 13
12:53 PM — A British trans woman has been detained in a men's jail in Canada after a visa dispute.
30th January 2014
Amendment to ban HIV positive people entering UK not considered for immigration bill 5
5:35 PM — An amendment to a UK immigration bill which would have banned those living with HIV or hepatitis B from immigrating to the UK, was not considered by MPs before the bill was voted on at Third Reading.
7th January 2014
Australia: Gay man receives temporary halt on deportation to Pakistan 2
3:47 PM — A gay man residing in Brisbane has obtained a temporary visa preventing deportation to Pakistan as the Migration Review Panel (MRT) processes his case.
11th December 2013
London: Law firm challenges visa refusal for civil partner of British national 6
1:31 PM — A law firm has said the UK Border Agency made a mistake in refusing right to remain to their client from the Philippines, who is in a civil partnership with a
24th November 2013
18-year-old Nigerian man granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution 4
1:46 PM — An 18-year-old Nigerian man has been granted asylum in Malta following anti-gay persecution in his country, protecting him from imprisonment and possible death by stoning or flogging.
14th November 2013
Gay activist challenges homophobic ban in both Trinidad and Tobago and Belize 7
2:23 PM — A gay rights activist and attorney-at-law in Jamaica has challenged the immigration laws of both the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and Belize, because of policies that prohibit gay people from entering.
7th November 2013
How will Gulf States detect if travellers are gay? Video suggests solution to detecting and blocking gay tourists 13
2:47 PM — A new satirical video features a machine to detect the sexuality of travellers into the Gulf States, in order to block gay people from entering those countries.
2nd August 2013
US: Same-sex couples to be given equal immigration rights 9
4:58 PM — The United States is set to begin giving visa applications from same-sex spouses the same preferential treatment granted to opposite-sex spouses.
1st July 2013
Gay binational couple in the US first to receive confirmation of green card approval after DOMA ruling 3
4:59 PM — A Bulgarian man in the US, who is married to an American man, has become the first gay spouse to receive confirmation of approval for a permanent resident visa, following the US Supreme Court's ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act.
14th June 2013
US: President Obama urges Congress to pass bill to end anti-LGBT workplace discrimination 6
1:22 AM — US President Barack Obama on Thursday urged Congress to pass legislation to ban anti-LGBT discrimination in the workplace, saying "I want to sign that bill."
13th June 2013
US: GOP Senator says he thinks businesses should be able to sack people for being gay 38
11:31 PM — A US Senator has said during an interview that he thinks gay people should not have any "special protections" against being fired from their jobs based on their sexual orientation.
12th June 2013
US: Senator Leahy again to attempt same-sex couples amendment to immigration bill
1:27 AM — Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy is again to attempt an amendment to the US immigration bill, which would include sponsorship for same-sex partners of US citizens, after withdrawing a similar measure earlier in the committee stage.
22nd May 2013
US: Same-sex sponsorship amendment withdrawn from broad immigration bill 15
1:27 AM — An amendment to a broad immigration bill just passed by the US Senate Judiciary Committee, which would have allowed binational same-sex couples to sponsor their partners, was dropped in an effort to ensure that the bill passed.
8th May 2013
National AIDS Trust responds to Queen’s Speech by urging ministers to focus more on HIV 17
4:41 PM — The National AIDS Trust has responded to the Queen’s Speech by urging the government to pay more attention to the needs of people living with HIV.
4th May 2013
President Obama: Including gay couples in immigration bill is ‘the right thing to do’ 5
1:45 AM — US President Barack Obama has said that he thinks recognising gay couples in a broad immigration bill currently pending in Congress is "the right thing to do".
28th April 2013
US: Gay rights groups disappointed as immigration reform bill leaves out same-sex couples 10
3:07 PM — Gay rights organisations pushing for same-sex couples to be included in an immigration reform bill in Washington, have expressed worry as a version of the bill introduced this month makes no mention of same-sex couples.
14th February 2013
US: Bill backed by Obama proposes to give immigration rights to same-sex partners 4
4:08 PM — The Uniting American Families Bill proposes to "grant same-sex, bi-national couples the same immigration benefits heterosexual couples have long enjoyed."