Lesbian speaks about the heartbreaking process of trying to ‘prove’ sexuality to the government

 | 
02/27/2020

A lesbian from Zimbabwe has spoken out about how it took five gruelling years to convince the Home Office that she’s gay and should be granted asylum. Angel fled to the UK five years ago, after police found her naked in bed with another woman and beat the pair of them up. While sex between two men is a criminal offence in Zimbabwe, technically being a lesbian is not something you can be arrested for. Instead, police will give out their own “instant justice”, Angel said. In 2015, she found herself in an interview room with a Home Office official whose job was to work out whether Angel was lying, or whether she really was a lesbian. She’s one of more than 1,500 people who seek asylum in the UK on sexuality grounds every year.

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the Italian …
Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
Officials this week removed the last traffic signs from a Los Angeles neighborhood to cleanse the area of its anti-gay past. The signs that …
Added on: 06/16/2024
06/15/2024
That far-right parties fared well in the European elections came as no surprise – surveys had consistently foretold their triumph. The populist right has …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from , , ,

Added on: 06/16/2024
The Rome LGBTQ+ Pride parade celebrated its 30th anniversary Saturday as tens of thousands of people in brightly colored outfits marched through the Italian …
Added on: 06/16/2024
That far-right parties fared well in the European elections came as no surprise – surveys had consistently foretold their triumph. The populist right has …
Added on: 06/15/2024
Italy’s far-right government has denied that it removed references to abortion and LGBTQ rights in the final declaration of the G7 summit in Puglia. …