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Coming To Toronto

He celebrated it, his non-deportation. Five years in Canada, living in the shadows – and finally he can come out in the light. Yet, his friends laugh at him. But

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EU bans countries from using ‘homosexuality tests’ on asylum seekers

The EU has banned its members from imposing ‘homosexuality tests’ on asylum seekers, warning that the processes are unreliable and also breach fundamental human rights. Such tests are sometimes used

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Germany is rejecting LGBT asylum seekers who face danger in home country if deported

LGBT people seeking asylum in Germany are facing deportation as the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BaMF) appears to be failing to acknowledge the severe violence they encounter in

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Gay asylum seekers ‘could be sent home’ if homosexuality becomes legal

LGBT asylum seekers who were forced to flee for their lives may be sent back to their home countries, if homosexuality is decriminalised. People from across the world have attempted

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EU court bans ‘gay tests’ for asylum seekers

Europe’s highest court has ruled that gay asylum seekers will no longer have to undergo “tests” or intimate questioning in order to prove their sexuality. The European Court of Justice,

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LGBT Activist Confronts President Jonathan During Washington Visit

A gay Nigerian activist who sought asylum in the United States confronted President Goodluck Jonathan over the country’s recently passed anti-LGBT law at a dinner in the president’s honor hosted