2nd December 2014
ECJ: Asylum seekers should not have to undergo tests to prove they are gay 30
2:12 PM — The European Court of Justice has ruled that refugees who claim asylum on the grounds that they are gay should not have to undergo tests to prove it.
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.
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.
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.
10th July 2014
Home Office protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker
5:59 PM — A protest is due to take place outside the Home Office for a lesbian asylum seeker who is due to be deported to Uganda on Sunday.
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.
10th June 2014
Relief for lesbian asylum seeker as Home Office halts her deportation to Uganda 5
11:34 AM — The deportation of a lesbian asylum seeker to Uganda has been halted.
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.
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.
22nd May 2014
House of Lords protest for Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker 9
11:01 AM — Supporters of a lesbian asylum seeker who faces deportation to Uganda are holding a protest outside the House of Lords this afternoon.
21st May 2014
Ugandan lesbian asylum seeker ‘begs UK Government’ not to deport her 2
4:15 PM — An asylum seeker who claims she is at risk of homophobic persecution is due to be deported to Uganda on Saturday.
11th April 2014
UK: Church claims blind bisexual asylum seeker was beaten and assaulted by deportation staff 12
12:25 PM — A bisexual blind asylum seeker from Cameroon was beaten by immigration staff in an attempt to deport him last weekend, campaigners have alleged.
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.
25th February 2014
MSP calls on UK to grant asylum to Ugandans outed by newspaper 23
6:50 PM — MSP James Dornan says the UK Home Office needs to offer asylum to Ugandans outed by the Red Pepper newspaper.
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.