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December 13, 2013

Ugandan lesbian Prossie N fled sexual abuse and persecution but has now been sent back by British authorities

A lesbian asylum seeker who fled a lifetime of rape and persecution has been deported from the UK to Uganda.

GayAsylumUK warns Prossie N ‘faces certain persecution and the likelihood of imprisonment and torture’ now she is back in Kampala, the Ugandan capital.

Supporters had appealed to the British Home Office to stop her deportation and to Kenya Airways to refuse to fly her back, even protesting at the airport, but met with no success.

December 9, 2013

Gay Asylum UK says Ugandan Prossie N was sexually abused by her uncle from childhood and forced onto the streets when people discovered she is a lesbian

The UK has set a date to deport a lesbian asylum seeker back to Uganda – the country she fled after years of sexual abuse and persecution.

Prossie N previously resisted deportation guards so strongly the Ethiopian Airlines pilot of the flight she was put on from Britain to Uganda refused to take her.

But now the UK Border Agency is trying to deport her again on a Kenya Airways flight leaving the country on 12 December and taking her to Uganda via the Kenyan capital, Nairobi.

October 4, 2012

AllOut launches urgent petition to stop UK sending gay Nigerian gay asylum seeker back to risk his death

LGBT campaign organization AllOut has launched a petition begging Britain not to send a Nigerian nurse, Olalekan M Ayelokun, back home where his life will be at risk.

As Gay Star News reported, The UK Border Agency (UKBA) attempted to deport Ayelokun, a gay asylum seeker, to Nigeria on Tuesday (2 October) where it's illegal to be gay.

September 7, 2012

Campaigners will march in Copenhagen to stop the deportation of Fernanda Milan who fears she will be attacked, tortured and killed if sent back to Guatemala

Campaigners will march through the streets of Copenhagen to protest the deportation of trans woman Fernanda Milán back to Guatemala, where she fears she will be attacked and killed.

Activists will demonstrate in the Danish capital's Kongens Nytorv square on Saturday (8 September) at noon, where there will also be political speeches and music.

Guatamala has a shocking reputation for transgender hate crimes. A 2010 report showed that 13 transwomen were murdered over one year.

September 7, 2012

Immigration expert Omar Kuddus highlights the story of lesbian Alice’s bid to avoid deportation back to Cameroon to face persecution

Detention centers stand as monuments to Britain’s attitude to human rights, incarcerating behind razor wire asylum seekers awaiting deportation.

They are the last stop for those who have failed to make a successful asylum claim, a key tool in the British governments attempt to ‘manage migration’.

Much of the debate around immigration to the UK focuses on the legitimacy of asylum claims.

Alice Nji, a lesbian asylum seeker from Cameroon who has had her deportation delayed after the pilot refused to fly her back in the private charter, is one such case.

June 20, 2012

Former Rutgers student who spied on gay roommate released from jail

Dharun Ravi was released from Middlesex County jail in North Brunswick, New Jersey, on Tuesday (19 June) and will not have to worry about being deported to his native India.

The 20 year old, convicted of spying on his gay roommate and another man while a student at Rutgers University, served 20 days of a 30 day sentence in the high-profile case. The roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide after Ravi discussed what he saw on the webcam with friends on Twitter.

June 12, 2012

Movement for Justice are planning a demonstration this Friday (15 June) to protest the deportation of Linda Nakibuuke

A Ugandan lesbian who was subjected to violent homophobic abuse in her home country is being threatened with deportation back there by the UK Borders Agency.

Linda Nakibuuke, 22, has been detained since 11 April and despite being told that she was tortured for being a lesbian in Uganda, the UK Borders Agency still plan to deport her there.

April 24, 2012

Four Ugandan and Senegalese asylum seekers in the UK are in danger of being sent back to their deaths

Gay UK asylum seekers who are in danger of being deported back to countries where their lives are in danger are the new target for a group who successfully lobbied for a Dutch asylum seeker to say in the country.

March 23, 2012

A gay couple in San Francisco is challenging the federal marriage law that disregards same-sex unions in a bid to stay together in the U.S.

San Francisco’s federal immigration court put a deportation case on hold today (23 March) for a gay undocumented immigrant married to a U.S. citizen, according to the couple's attorney.

Alfonso Garcia, a 35-year-old Mexican native who moved to the United States with his parents in his mid-teens, and his 37-year-old husband Brian Willingham are petitioning the federal immigration service for legal residency based on their marriage, the CNN cited attorney Lavi Soloway as saying.

March 11, 2012

A gay Costa Rican immigrant has been saved from deportation because of his marriage to an American man

Last week, David Gonzalez, a gay Costa Rican immigrant was saved from deportation due to his marriage to US citizen, Mario Ramirez.

The pair were married in California during the brief period that same-sex marriage was legal in 2006 and then moved to Texas. On Thursday, the Houston immigration judge ended the deportation proceedings against Gonzalez due to this fact.

Although there have been similar actions involving married gay binational couples in California, New Jersey and other American states, it is believed to be the first of its kind in Texas.

March 10, 2012

John Abraham had his deportation flight cancelled after court swayed by Gay Star News article

Nigerian gay asylum seeker John Abraham was saved from being deported from the UK thanks to an article by Gay Star News.

John Abraham, 25, is currently in Colinbrook Immigration Removal Centre near Heathrow airport, west London, and was due to be deported to Nigeria on Thursday evening (8 March).