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UNITED KINGDOM

Male to Male relationships: Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: No law
Female to Female Relationships: Legal
Age of consent: Equal for heterosexuals and homosexuals
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: Equal/almost equal substitute nationally recognized

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Do you feel safe when gathering with other LGBTI people in public spaces in UNITED KINGDOM?

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No, there is no police protection (0 %) No, the police might harass us (0 %) No, owners of establishment won’t allow us to gather (0 %) Yes (100%)

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ola awoyemi (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for bisexual readers on 12/09/2010 tagged with human rights
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Dear Sir/ Ma

I am writing to you with the hope that you could on my behalf find out whether any progress has been made with my application considering its been almost 2years(asylum application was put in for me October 2008) The UKBA have been in possession of sufficient evidence to make a decision for some time now.

When my former MP contacted UKBA in March 2010. In the response sent to me, Border Agency claimed those recorded delivery documents were not received. In April 2010, my lawyer had since sent another copies for Border Agency even with that no step has been taken to reach a decision on my application.

I am not receiving any asylum support, my lawyer till now had been requesting I be granted permission to work while my application is still been process and we are still waiting for a response.

We need people to get involved in this situation, anyway they can. The aim is to put some for of pressure on the UKBA-Home Office & my case owner to proceed with making a decision on my case and not continue to leave her in limbo. 10years is a really long time to have to endure the anxiety, inhumane & psychological abuse and have to be living as destitute.
Thank you for even taking your time to read and I look forward to your response

Yours truly,
Olasimbo Awoyemi

my on-line petition<a href="http://www.gopetition.com/petition/38993.html">Online petition - Help end the inhumane & psychological abuse of Ola Awoyemi
help end the inhumane & psychological abuse of Ola Awoyemi



Published by olasimbo awoyemi on Sep 10, 2010
Category: Government
Region: United Kingdom
Target: United Kingdom Border Agency(UKBA) & Home Secretary
Web site: http://www.uklgig.org.uk
Background (Preamble):
Ms Awoyemi identifies as bisexual and this is a fundamental part of her identity, she is open about her sexuality in the UK, something that would not be possible were she to return to Nigeria where she would e required to conceal her sexual identity purely to avoid persecution.

Also she has established a private and family life over the last 10 years in the United Kingdom that would not be possible to maintain were she to be returned to Nigeria. She was detained when returning from road trip to Belfast, made the arresting officer that she had been in UK for long & had pending application at Home Office, still she was forced to sign an asylum application. As an asylum seeker in London (United Kingdom) whose application has been left unattended and its destroying her. We need people to get involved in her case anyway they can.

The aim is to put some for of pressure on the UKBA-Home Office & her case owner to proceed with making a decision on her case and not continue to leave her in limbo.
Petition:
We, the undersigned, call on the Home Secretary, UK Border Agency to make a decision on Olasimbo Awoyemi’s asylum claim immediately as you have been in possession of sufficient evidence to make a decision for some time now.

Meantime Ms Awoyemi should be granted permission to work, given her claim has been outstanding for over a year.</a>
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ola awoyemi (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for bisexual readers on 12/09/2010 tagged with human rights
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Dear Sir/ Ma

I am writing to you with the hope that you could on my behalf find out whether any progress has been made with my application considering its been almost 2years(asylum application was put in for me October 2008) The UKBA have been in possession of sufficient evidence to make a decision for some time now.

When my former MP contacted UKBA in March 2010. In the response sent to me, Border Agency claimed those recorded delivery documents were not received. In April 2010, my lawyer had since sent another copies for Border Agency even with that no step has been taken to reach a decision on my application.

I am not receiving any asylum support, my lawyer till now had been requesting I be granted permission to work while my application is still been process and we are still waiting for a response.

We need people to get involved in this situation, anyway they can. The aim is to put some for of pressure on the UKBA-Home Office & my case owner to proceed with making a decision on my case and not continue to leave her in limbo. 10years is a really long time to have to endure the anxiety, inhumane & psychological abuse and have to be living as destitute.
Thank you for even taking your time to read and I look forward to your response

Yours truly,
Olasimbo Awoyemi

my on-line petition<a href="http://www.gopetition.com/petition/38993.html">Online petition - Help end the inhumane & psychological abuse of Ola Awoyemi
help end the inhumane & psychological abuse of Ola Awoyemi



Published by olasimbo awoyemi on Sep 10, 2010
Category: Government
Region: United Kingdom
Target: United Kingdom Border Agency(UKBA) & Home Secretary
Web site: http://www.uklgig.org.uk
Background (Preamble):
Ms Awoyemi identifies as bisexual and this is a fundamental part of her identity, she is open about her sexuality in the UK, something that would not be possible were she to return to Nigeria where she would e required to conceal her sexual identity purely to avoid persecution.

Also she has established a private and family life over the last 10 years in the United Kingdom that would not be possible to maintain were she to be returned to Nigeria. She was detained when returning from road trip to Belfast, made the arresting officer that she had been in UK for long & had pending application at Home Office, still she was forced to sign an asylum application. As an asylum seeker in London (United Kingdom) whose application has been left unattended and its destroying her. We need people to get involved in her case anyway they can.

The aim is to put some for of pressure on the UKBA-Home Office & her case owner to proceed with making a decision on her case and not continue to leave her in limbo.
Petition:
We, the undersigned, call on the Home Secretary, UK Border Agency to make a decision on Olasimbo Awoyemi’s asylum claim immediately as you have been in possession of sufficient evidence to make a decision for some time now.

Meantime Ms Awoyemi should be granted permission to work, given her claim has been outstanding for over a year.</a>
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