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Children's Asylum Approvals Vary by U.S. Region

By Amy Taxin | Jun 4
For unaccompanied immigrant children seeking asylum in the U.S., where they apply seems to make a world of difference.

Will Lesbian, Raped By Uncle to ’Cure’ Her, Be Forced to Return to Uganda?

By Winnie McCroy | Jun 10
A lesbian from Uganda who has been getting care in the UK after her uncle raped her to ’cure’ her of being gay, got a second chance today when officials told her that she wouldn’t be getting on the plane back to her country.

A Ugandan Gay Rights Activist Asks for US Asylum

By Paige Sutherland | May 7
A Ugandan gay-rights activist is seeking asylum in the U.S. to escape a harsh anti-homosexual law in his home country.

The Tough Road for LGBT Asylum Seekers (Part 2)

By Kevin Langson | Nov 29
EDGE looks into the difficulties LGBT asylum seekers from anti-gay countries around the globe experience when seeking a home in the United States.

The Tough Road for LGBT Asylum Seekers (Part 1)

By Kevin Langson | Nov 28
EDGE looks into the difficulties LGBT asylum seekers from anti-gay countries around the globe experience when seeking a home in the United States.

Lawmakers: Gay Asylum Seekers in UK Feel Pressured to Prove Their Sexuality

Oct 11
A British parliamentary committee has slammed the country’s asylum system, saying that some gay claimants felt under pressure to prove their sexuality.

More immigrants cite sexual orientation for asylum

By Russell Contreras | Oct 28
Immigrant and gay activists say more asylum seekers from the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean are citing sexual orientation as reasons for seeking asylum.

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