23rd October 2014
Report calling for better training of gay asylum caseworkers welcomed by lawyer 1
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 3
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’ 14
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.
11th September 2014
Scottish Greens: UK treatment of LGBT asylum seekers is ‘brutal and inhumane’ 14
4:26 PM — The co-convenor of the Scottish Green Party, Patrick Harvie, says successive governments at Westminster have failed to protect the rights of LGBT asylum seekers.
9th September 2014
Gay immigration group: Home Office system still ‘extremely unfair’ for LGBT asylum seekers 7
2:04 PM — “There has been progress” in improving the way LGBT asylum cases are handled, but the system is still “extremely unfair”, the head of a leading campaign organisation says.
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.
28th August 2014
Justice Minister to take part in LGBT asylum debate with leading activists 14
11:13 AM — Justice Minister Simon Hughes is set to take part in a discussion about the plight of LGBT asylum seekers.
31st July 2014
UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group appoints new executive director
11:16 AM — The UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG) has appointed former Amnesty refugee researcher Paul Dillane as its new executive director.
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.
Home Office defends deportation of gay asylum seeker to Cameroon 4
2:47 PM — The Home Office has defended the pending deportation of a gay asylum seeker to Cameroon, as the department is criticised by a senior judge.
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.
23rd May 2014
Tory MP Crispin Blunt urges Theresa May not to deport Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
4:04 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt has written to Home Secretary Theresa May over the plight of a lesbian asylum seeker.
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.
3rd April 2014
Former prisons minister: It’s ‘disgraceful’ how the UK Border Agency has handled LGBT asylum cases over the years 4
4:47 PM — Conservative MP Crispin Blunt and Labour MP Pamela Nash have strongly criticised the Home Office over its handling of LGBT asylum cases.
27th March 2014
Video: Lesbian asylum seeker faces ‘death sentence’ if deported to Nigeria 5
2:01 PM — More than 23,000 people have signed a petition against the deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Nigeria who says that her girlfriend was murdered in the country and fears the same fate.
11th February 2014
Baroness Barker: The ‘shockingly degrading’ treatment of LGBT asylum seekers must stop now 7
4:19 PM — Lib Dem peer Baroness Barker has called on the government to stop the “shockingly degrading” treatment of LGBT asylum seekers by officials.
6th February 2014
Green Party: The UK has failed to protect LGBT asylum seekers 7
11:09 AM — Green Party MEP candidate Caroline Allen writes for PinkNews.co.uk on how the government has failed those fleeing homophobic and transphobic persecution.
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.