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LGBT Asylum Seekers Asked To Prove Sexuality

Just days after a public outcry  at the news many Gulf States intend on introducing tests to stop gay people entering their country, the recently defunct UK Border Agency has come under fire for their treatment of LGBT asylum seekers.

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In an article on the BBC website, MPs state that gay and lesbian people seeking asylum in the UK from persecution abroad are being ordered to “prove” their sexuality.

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”.

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Categories: Asylum Seekers Bisexual Equality Gay Gulf States Lesbian LGBT LGBT Asylum Seekers News Opinion Transgender UK UK Border Agency

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