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UK could deport Ugandan Man who “failed to prove” he is Gay

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Robert Kityo-Gay Ugandan-Man-in-UKRobert Kityo, a homosexual Ugandan man living in Manchester, United Kingdom, had his request for asylum declined again by the UK Home Office. Robert, now 35, came to the UK on a student visa in 2011 and applied for asylum the next year, in 2012. He was rejected then, and now, again.

According to The Independent, in their rejection, the Home Office stated to Robert,

“It is not accepted that you are a homosexual and an openly gay man.”

They are convinced Robert can live discreetly as a gay man in his home country of Uganda. But Robert told the newspaper that it’s not as easy as it sounds,

“I’m very scared. I’m a gay man and in Manchester I am able to be who I am. I have made many friends here who accept me and love me. But I’m frightened that I will be killed if I am sent back to Uganda. It isn’t safe to be a gay man in Uganda.”

The Independent writes about Ugandan anti-gay laws, “The Anti-Homosexuality Act was overturned by the country’s Constitutional Court last year, but human rights campaigners fear it could be re-enacted.”

Robert is very active in Manchester, in church and the local gay community. The paper states, Robert “volunteers with a number of LGBT groups including Manchester’s Lesbian and Gay Foundation. He is also a member of a number of church groups including a fellowship for gay Christians.”

Although he has been released from a deportation centre at Manchester Airport, he still faces deportation as the Office states they are taking another look at his case.

So far, over 1,900 people, including the Bishop of Manchester, Dr David Walker, have signed a petition asking for him to be granted asylum in the UK.

Source: The Independent

6 Comments

  1. Drknite

    November 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    It is sad when you cannot live safely in your own country because of your sexual orientation.

  2. Hmm

    November 16, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    “Gay Christians”
    What an oxymoron

  3. Joke

    November 16, 2015 at 8:39 pm

    Even in the US, if you are gay, you are first in line for asylum, so people who are not gay have an extra incentive to be and consider it. A lady I know looking for papers was asked by an immigration lawyer if she is a lesbian, she said no. He said, you can’t fake it, but if you are, you are more likely to get a stay to stay in the USA. The lady thought about it and couldn’t do it, so she is still paperless and waiting on the lord to provide…However, that’s how these Western countries plant the seeds of people desiring to be gay. In entertainment, it’s that same, to get ahead fast, you may need to be, because many of the power brokers are. God help us!

  4. See person

    November 16, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    What a joker! The British home office know they cannot give cos once they do every tom dick and harry will start claming asylum on the ground of sexually. The comedian gandoki cracked a joke about a Nigerian guy pretending to be gay in order to get citizenship. Very funny!

  5. ada

    November 16, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Now he is out,he has to go home..O! my …go home and live gay ” discreetly”..These immigration guys are the baddest!

  6. chi-e-z

    November 17, 2015 at 4:55 am

    Menh he sound dicey dicey dicey…He gets student visa 1 year later he asking 4 asylum. puhlese there are ppl who actually need this asylum u can’t just go and expect to stay 1 year later when ppl been battling 4 their life 4 years on end haven’t even asked 4 it. pure abuse of system.

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