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Immigration Equality Fights For Undocumented LGBT People

NATIONAL | By Christiana Lilly | Jun 21
For Marco Quiroga, the issue of LGBT immigration is a personal experience. Originally from Lima, Peru, his mother took him and his younger brother at the age of 3 to Orlando to escape an abusive relationship.

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

INTERNATIONAL | 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

INTERNATIONAL | 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.

No Refugee Status for Gay Ugandans, Says Namibia

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Apr 17
Namibia’s Commissioner for Refugees Nkrumah Mushelenga said that gay and lesbian Ugandans will never be granted refugee status in his country.

Russian Gay Club Manager Seeks Asylum In US After Attacks

INTERNATIONAL | By Jason St. Amand | Jan 10
The former manager of Central Station, Moscow’s biggest gay nightclub came to the United States last month and is seeking asylum, after the club was the target of a number of violent attacks in recent months.

The Tough Road for LGBT Asylum Seekers (Part 2)

INTERNATIONAL | 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)

INTERNATIONAL | 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

INTERNATIONAL | 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.

India’s Eunuchs Demand Access to Food Programs

FOOD/DRINK | Jul 31
Eunuchs in India are demanding an end to discrimination against them and access to government welfare programs.

Gay Saudi Diplomat: ’I’ll Be Killed If I Return Home’

NATIONAL | By Kilian Melloy | Sep 13
The life-threatening peril that gay asylum seekers to Western nations face if they should be deported back to homophobic nations has brought GLBT equality advocates head-to-head with immigration policies, but not sparked much mainstream interest. Now, a Saudi diplomat who says he is gay has made the claim that if he is sent back home, he will face death.

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