”Where people establish a genuine need for protection or a well founded fear of persecution refuge will be granted.
If someone is found not to need our protection, we expect them to leave the country voluntarily.
“When you talk about homosexuality in Uganda, the only things that resonate in people’s minds are child abuse and our culture.”Mugisha is the director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), the country’s leading LGBTI organization, and worked alongside LGBT activist David Kato who was brutally murdered in 2011.
I get dozens of them,” Mugisha said in an interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation in New York.
A gay Ugandan man has told how he was subjected to torturous anal examinations to prove his sexuality, in a country notorious for its violent homophobia.
The man, named only as Mukasa, said he was woken by a mob banging spoons on metal cooking pots, while shouting “out with the homos” and “the homos are in there”.
“I can’t go back home, because my family will kill me,” Mr Kyeyune said. I have many friends there, and I have been going to church a lot.” The Home Office has faced considerable criticism for forcing LGBT asylum seekers to “prove” their sexuality before being granted refuge in the UK.
Though the office installed new guidelines in August 2016 to curb this practice, the group landed in hot water once again this February when it suggested that deported gay men could live safely in Afghanistan as long as they “pretended to be straight.” “LGBT asylum seekers are put in the impossible position of trying to ’prove’ their sexuality,” said Karen Doyle, spokesperson for the advocacy group Movement for Justice.