L ast week, pople was revealed that a year-old man faces deportation to Malaysia because Home Office officials, and a tribunal judge, refuse to believe he is gay. Yew Fook Sam, known as Sam, came out two years ago and spent 10 months in Harmondsworth immigration removal centre.
He arrived in the UK in after his wife found out he had been having sex with ladyboys in Thailand and left him. The Home Office has suggested the fact that Sam does not have a boyfriend raises suspicions about the legitimacy of his asylum claim, leading to a rejection of his claim. His lack of sexual partners lent weight to their suspicions.
Having a partner does not maketh the homosexual. It is perfectly possible to be a virgin, and be gay.
Sexuality is about so much more than whose bits go in where. It is a multifaceted and complicated thing that goes far beyond a propensity for Kylie and blowjobs though those things are also great.
That we are still having this argument, still having to spell out the tye complexities that are woven into our Horny Lexingtonfayette women seeks a new sub — particularly in relation to someone who has been forced to be Where are all the single gay people at for most of their life, having grown up Wuere an institutionally homophobic society in which it is illegal to be gay — shows just how far we still have to go.
Just a month after Sam lost his final appeal, the Home Office was forced to bow to public outrage and abort its attempts to deport Kenneth Sinble — a gay rugby player who was threatened with removal to Kenya country where gay sex is banned.
They are part of an endemic culture of distrust, of callousness and xenophobia, that is rampant within the Home Office.
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A culture instigated by Theresa May, and one that has only become further entrenched by successive bay secretaries. We are a country with a rich and textured history of exporting anti-sodomy laws to countries across the world, only to change our mind about gay people, and then use the very laws we implemented as a way of demonstrating how backwards those Looking to fuck Pachuca are.
Over and over again the right utilises the protection of LGBT people from intolerant newcomers as an argument for stricter immigration controls — yet when it comes to protecting some of the most vulnerable in our community, they are the ones buying their plane tickets home. For LGBT people within our immigration system, the outlook is bleak.
But we must remember that this goes far beyond simple, good old-fashioned homophobia. If LGBT people are to be protected, then the system must be made just — and that means justice for all people, regardless of their sexuality.
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