Tackling Homophobia In Scotland’s Asylum System: Stonewall’s Recommendations On Policy And Training

November 15, 2010

Consensual acts between same-sex adults are criminalised in 80 member states of the United Nations; homosexuality results in the death penalty in six of these countries. Lesbian, gay and bisexual people face execution, torture, rape and murder from people in their own community or from their government.

Six months ago Stonewall published No Going Back, groundbreaking research which showed those facing persecution in their home country because of their sexual orientation were facing significant and specific disadvantages and being routinely deported due to systemic discrimination in the asylum system.

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