Many people who claim asylum have never admitted their sexual orientation for fear of abuse, attacks or arrest. To survive, they learn to deny their sexuality – many are married. But after years of secrecy they are suddenly forced to “out” themselves very publicly. >>>
As a gay man living in Tanzania, Cassim Mustapha could have faced imprisonment, but prosecutions under the country's Sexual Offences Act are rare, and the bigger threat came from his own community. After one of his neighbours attacked him with an axe leaving a deep wound in his head, Mustapha fled and applied for asylum in Malawi, the first country he reached. >>>
19/03/2012 | Research Institute Without Walls, Inc.
| UNITED STATES
Research Institute Without Walls (riww.org) invites others involved in LGBT asylum and refugee issues to join the Collaborative Working Group for LGBT Asylum and Refugees. Our first project is a study of LGBT persons in immigration detention. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. >>>