6th March 2015
Comment: What does an asylum seeker have to do to prove their sexuality? 25
1:03 PM — Claire Bennett of NatCen Social Research looks at the ongoing issues that LGBT people face in the asylum system.
4th November 2014
Theresa May ‘delighted’ that Lynne Featherstone is back at Home Office
4:51 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May says she’s “delighted” that Lib Dem MP Lynne Featherstone has returned to her former government department as a minister.
Lynne Featherstone replaces Norman Baker at Home Office 1
1:09 PM — Lynne Featherstone has replaced fellow Lib Dem MP Norman Baker as a minister at the Home Office.
26th October 2014
Home Office will ‘make changes’ to gay asylum process 13
4:07 PM — The Home Office has agreed to make a number of changes to the way that asylum claims from gay people are handled, after a report exposed several shortcomings.
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.
8th October 2014
Tory MP warns anti-terrorist laws could be use to target Christians opposing equal marriage 29
2:01 PM — Tory MP Dominic Raab has warned that plans to bolster the UK's anti-extremism laws could be 'abused' to target Christians opposing same-sex marriage.
20th August 2014
Home Secretary Theresa May considers plans to implement new domestic abuse crime 5
12:19 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May is consulting on creating a new office to cover domestic abuse.
14th July 2014
Head of abuse inquiry who said same-sex marriage would lead to ‘immorality’, steps down 15
2:00 PM — The retired judge appointed to chair a child abuse inquiry, and one of the most vocal critics of the government’s decision to legalise same-sex marriage for England and Wales, has stepped down.
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.
9th June 2014
UK: Lesbian at risk of deportation to Nigeria will send sex video to help her case 20
11:42 AM — A lesbian who is at risk of being deported to Nigeria has said she will hand over home videos of her having sex to the Home Office.
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.
17th April 2014
UK: Judges criticised for refusing to deport Jamaican killer over claims he’s gay 16
12:04 PM — The Court of Appeal has been criticised for refusing to allow the Home Secretary to deport a Jamaican killer on the basis of his sexual orientation.
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
Campaign aims to stop deportation of lesbian landlady who would face ‘certain danger’ to Uganda 4
1:26 PM — A campaign has been started to stop the deportation of a Ugandan lesbian who has been "violently persecuted" for being gay, and for renting property to gay tenants, from the UK.
31st March 2014
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.
3rd March 2014
Theresa May: I fear too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime 10
2:02 PM — Home Secretary Theresa May says she fears too many people are still frightened to report homophobic crime, during a visit to Brighton’s AIDS memorial.
12th February 2014
Labour MP urges UK to halt prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria over anti-gay laws 2
4:04 PM — Labour MP John McDonnell says the UK should suspend its prisoner transfer agreement with Nigeria because of the country’s anti-gay laws.
30th January 2014
Tory MPs urge Home Secretary to ban people with HIV from coming to the UK 20
1:13 PM — Several Tory MPs are supporting an amendment to the Immigration Bill that would allow Theresa May to restrict the movement of people with HIV from coming to the UK.
9th December 2013
Russian asylum seeker to be deported despite plea to stay in UK over anti-gay law 10
6:16 PM — A Russian woman has been detained and is due to be sent back to her home country, despite pleading that her life is in danger there.
29th October 2013
Conservative MP speaks out against same-sex domestic violence 1
4:59 PM — A Conservative MP has joined in a project against domestic violence, emphasising a need to tackle such abuse in both same-sex and opposite-sex couples.