Six months after news broke on the Czech Republic using a degrading 'gay test' on asylum seekers the European Union has called it "degrading." The test is called 'phallometric testing'. Gay male asylum seekers - and according to De
Spiegel at least one lesbian - are shown pornography and a machine is used to supposedly 'prove' whether of not they are gay. The Czech government has responded to prior criticism by the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency saying it will continue making the test available to those who request it. >>>
20/05/2011 | Charge de Communication Pan Africa ILGA
A vast majority of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people seeking asylum in the European Union on the basis of their sexual orientation, have been met by a severe blow as most of their applications have been rejected due to failure of giving accurate account or valid proof of persecutions they claim to have experienced or might incur if they were sent back to their country of origin. >>>
A GAY couple who came to Australia from Bangladesh have launched a High Court challenge over a decision to refuse them protection visas that was partly based on an anonymous letter claiming they were not homosexual.