Category Archives: Deportation / asylum

Anti-gay threats, attacks disrupt AIDS fight in Sierra Leone

DEATH THREATS, ATTACK, AND THEN ESCAPE Until they had to flee the country to save their lives, George Freeman, Denzil Kargbo and Ephraim Bernard Wilson worked to halt the spread of AIDS in Sierra Leone. They worked for years to … Continue reading

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LGBT news roundup: Uganda, Russia, Zimbabwe, more

AFRICA IN GENERAL ‘Homophobia’ in Africa condemned (Amnesty International via BBC) AFRICA AND EUROPE Persecuted homosexuals can be granted refuge. Gays and lesbians from nations that have criminalized their sexual orientation can be granted refuge in the European Union, but … Continue reading

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Seeking African asylum where gays are beaten, raped

The ugly side of Capetown through the eyes of a gay asylum-seeker While many flocked into South Africa for the World Cup and job opportunities, his only reason was to seek protection from persecution by his family and the wider … Continue reading

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Threat to lynch Ghana gays; Uganda deportee dies

Recap of recent news: Ghana chief backs threat to lynch gays; Amnesty protests Radio XYZ in Ghana reports: Amnesty International has condemned the chief of Tamale, the Northern regional capital, for endorsing the lynching of gays in his area.  Dakpema … Continue reading

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Plea for support for Ugandan whom UK seeks to deport

The National Coalition of Anti-Deportation Campaigns is seeking support for Frank Zalwango, a Ugandan lesbian who wants to remain in the United Kingdom rather than be deported to Uganda, where she fears prosecution and imprisonment for her sexual orientation. The … Continue reading

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Photo exhibit will show gay asylum seekers from Russia

Photographic portraits of gay asylum seekers from Russia will be on display in New York at the 287 SPRING Art Gallery & Performance Space from Oct. 26 to 28. The photographer is Alexander Kargaltsev. The press release announcing the exhibit … Continue reading

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Lesbian couple flees from homophobic violence in Africa

Lesbian couple flees homophobic violence in Africa, without government help — just a bit of help from a supportive blogger. http://oblogdeeoblogda.me/2012/09/25/lesbian-couple-under-siege-flee-african-country/ Related articles United Nations Releases New Guidelines To Promote LGBT Safety And Equality (queerty.com)

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Refugee aid groups stumble when faced with LGBTs

Many refugee protection groups don’t know how to deal with the large numbers of refugees that they encounter who have fled from persecution based on their sexual orientation or gender identity. That was the conclusion of a first-ever survey of … Continue reading

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Advice for pseudo-LGBT asylum seekers

A depressing, facetiously written, anti-LGBT opinion piece from Nigeria demonstrates the difficulties that Western countries face in deciding who deserves asylum and who doesn’t. How are immigration officials to distinguish between fakers and the true LGBT asylum-seekers who deserve protection … Continue reading

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UK doubts Cameroon asylum-seeker is gay, plans to deport him

NEWS IN BRIEF Ediage Valerie Ekwedde, 26, says he fears persecution in Cameroon because he is gay, but the UK Border Agency ordered him to be deported after finding “no credible evidence” that Ekwedde in fact was gay. The BBC … Continue reading

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