LGBTQI people will be harmed by the UK sending asylum seekers to Rwanda for processing

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The agreement means that queer people who have fled life-threatening situations will now be sent to a country where it is not safe for people to be open about their sexual orientation or gender identity BY NIC CROSARA, IMAGE BY WILLIAM FONTENEAU VIA UNSPLASH Prime minister Boris Johnson has announced plans to send some asylum [….]

Join the fight for LGBTQI+ asylum claimants

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Ahead of World Refugee Day on 20 June, DIVA meets two women who’ve had to navigate a “rigged” asylum system  BY PHILIP BALDWIN LGBTQI+ asylum claimants face unprecedented challenges in the UK, with the current government stepping up rhetoric criticising asylum claimants and migrants.  In this piece for DIVA, I look at two case studies [….]

OPINION: The global LGBTQI community need our help

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Human rights abuses are “rampant” and we need to act quickly and decisively, say campaigners BY SAURAV DUTT AND MANDY SANGHERA The LGBTQIA community in the world has never been in a more precarious position than at the current time. So much work has to be done, for if you are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, [….]

OPINION: “The UK is failing LGBQTI asylum seekers”

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Alexandra Jarvis on how the UK is letting down queer asylum seekers – especially those who are trans – and what to expect post-Brexit BY ALEXANDRA JARVIS The progress of LGBTQI rights since 1969, the year of the Stonewall uprisings, is remarkable.  Pride events across the world shine as a beacon of light for protest [….]