Category Archives: Deportation / asylum

Death of a Ugandan refugee; advice for those he left behind

The LGBT-friendly Sebaspace blog has tough advice for LGBT Ugandan refugees in Kenya, inspired by the sad recent death of refugee John Paul Mulumbi. The blog states: “Life’s tough … for the Ugandans who’re claiming LGBT asylum in Kenya and, … Continue reading

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Gay Ugandan refugees launch Kenyan craft company

Hundreds of LGBTI refugees who fled Ugandan repression are now enmeshed in new difficulties in Kenya, where they must endure long bureaucratic delays in order to have a chance for resettlement abroad. In the meantime, making ends meet is a … Continue reading

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Why does Germany accept refugees, reject LGBTI activists?

COMMENTARY Why are German embassies denying visa requests from LGBTI activists seeking to take a brief trip to Germany for a workshop on security? [See articles here, here, and here on the repeated invitations of the German activist group HAMIAM … Continue reading

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Advocates for LGBTI Africans on UK shortlist for award

The United Kingdom-based African LGBTI advocacy organization Out and Proud Diamond Group has been shortlisted for honors at the National Diversity Awards 2015. The awards, including the one for community organizations working on LGBTI issues, will be presented Sept. 18 … Continue reading

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Ugandan LGBTI refugees protest treatment in Kenya

LGBTI Ugandan refugees in Kenya protested today at the Nairobi office of the U.N. High Commissioner on Refugees, seeking  improved human services, interviews, resettlement and, until then, protection from homophobic attacks. Kuchu Times reported: LGBTI refugees camping at UNHCR after … Continue reading

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Turkish police beat 2 gay Iranian refugees

In a country that LGBT Iranian refugees are finding increasingly hostile, two gay Iranian men were severely beaten on Jan. 26 by a police officer at the police station in a town (name withheld to protect the men) in southern Turkey. … Continue reading

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Germany blocks Ugandans’ trip to safety seminar

The German embassy in Uganda has rejected applications by LGBTI activists for visas to travel to Cologne, Germany, for a seminar about security for activists and continuing medical care for HIV-positive patients despite Uganda’s new anti-gay law. The denial apparently … Continue reading

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