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Austria rejects refugees because they didn’t act gay enough

Austria rejects refugees because they didn’t act gay enough

Austrian authorities have rejected claims for refugee status from gay asylum seekers because they didn’t know enough about gay culture or failed to look gay enough to convince immigration officers. One Iranian man, Navid,  was rejected because he didn’t know what the individual colours of the Pride flag stood for. The Federal Office for Aliens […]

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Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

Home Affairs warns policy change could bring an influx of fake gay refugees

The Department of Home Affairs has warned that a change in policy that makes it easier to accept LGBTI refugees from overseas could see an influx of false claims based on sexuality. The Labor party is expected to debate the issue at their upcoming national conference. Members of the party’s left faction are reportedly going […]

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Greens call for LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus to be brought to Australia

Greens call for LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus to be brought to Australia

The Greens have called on the federal government to allow LGBTIQ asylum seekers on Manus Island to be settled in Australia following news the detention centre will close in October this year. The party questioned immigration officials in senate estimates this week, highlighting the risks faced by queer asylum seekers on Manus Island. Greens spokesperson […]

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Are an increasing number of refugees pretending to be gay?

Are an increasing number of refugees pretending to be gay?

The Australian newspaper has reported that the Department of Immigration and Border Protection has been “overwhelmed” by refugees seeking protection visas to stay in Australia because of their sexuality. The sudden influx of LGBTIQ people seeking protection has reportedly lead to a crack down on applications with a fear that many of the people applying may not […]

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Canada to accept gay refugees from Syrian conflict

Canada to accept gay refugees from Syrian conflict

The Canadian government has announced plans to allow gay men along with families, women and children fleeing the conflict in Syria. According to the National Post, recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his Liberal government have ruled out any chance of allowing lone males into the country. However, due to the increased chance of […]

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Protests Over Both Major Parties Refugee Policies

Protests Over Both Major Parties Refugee Policies

Protesters took to the streets of Perth today to voice their opposition to both major parties asylum seeker policies. Speakers at the rally highlighted the Rudd government’s recent decision to relocated refugees arriving by boat to Papua New Guinea. The decision means that homosexual refugees coming to Australia to flee persecution in their home country […]

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