Fears rise for LGBTQ asylum seekers over Home Office hotel room-sharing push

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12/1/2023

Concerns are mounting for LGBTQ+ asylum seekers living in accommodation provided by the Home Office as the government ramps up its Operation Maximise exercise to “cram” more people into hotel rooms. A Guardian investigation has identified cases including that of a transgender man who slept on a staircase because he was afraid for his safety, and a gay man who was afraid to get undressed because of the amount of homophobic abuse he received.

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