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Why We Must Support Lesbian Asylum Seekers

Lesbians are seeking asylum in the UK to escape persecution in their home countries.

And they need our support.

Although homophobia and anti-gay violence is common in various cultures, in many countries the state also colludes and endorses such oppression. 1,372 more words

Serco risks losing Yarl's Wood contract after detainee dies

The Home Office is ‘selling off’ Yarl’s Wood Immigration Removal Centre to the highest bidder this month, Corporate Watch has discovered.


Outsourcing giant Serco has managed the controversial detention facility in Bedfordshire since 2007, but its contract expires in 2015. 467 more words

Set Them Free

Last month I reported on the “Set Her Free” protest outside the Home Office in London. Here’s an extract from my final piece:

The ‘Set Her Free’ campaign comes at a time when women are increasingly dictating the public agenda with diverse campaigns from ending… 219 more words


It Shames Us All

‘I thought they were taking me to a hotel’, a friend told me when he first arrived in the UK seeking political asylum. 460 more words


Aderonke Apata: On Movement for Justice, Immigration, Asylum, Refuge and LGBT

By Sam

Aderonke Apata, a lesbian asylum seeker fleeing death threats and or imprisonment under anti gay laws in Nigeria is currently under threat of deportation from the UK back to Nigeria. 2,694 more words