Friday, 11 October 2013

Prove You're Gay 

The UK Border Agency, which was accused of murdering a Ugandan LGBT refugee earlier this year, has now been caught inflicting humiliating treatment on gay asylum seekers:

Gay and lesbian people seeking asylum in the UK from persecution abroad are being ordered to "prove" their sexuality, MPs have said.

In extreme cases claimants had handed over photographic and video evidence of "highly personal sexual activity" in an effort to persuade officials, the Home Affairs Committee found.

The gay rights group Stonewall called the testing system "distressing".

If you follow the link to the article, you can listen to one woman's story of what happened to her.

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