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LGBT asylum

Year in review: A roundup on LGBT asylum and refugees

LGBT people fleeing persecution, violence and discrimination in their homelands find few sympathetic ears in destination countries around the world, but some progress is made on asylum issues in a few nations.

Breakthrough: United Kingdom to record sexuality-based asylum claims

The UK joins only five other countries which record data on the number of LGBT persons benefiting from
asylum/subsidiary protection due to persecution on the ground of sexual orientation: Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Latvia and Estonia.