Queerty is better as a member

Log in | Register
 

Britain Tells Persecuted Foreign Gays: Stop Acting So Faggy In Your Home Country

The United Kingdom has been sending home gay refugees to their home countries because, officials argue, if they would just be more “discreet” about their same-sex loving, they wouldn’t be hunted down through the streets, raped, and strung up from a tree. At least two refugees disagree, and they’re heading to the Supreme Court to make their case.

Gay asylum campaigners argue that the UK frequently tells gay asylum seekers that they can return to homophobic countries if they are “discreet” or relocate. The two cases will be heard separately over three days. The Cameroonian man is appealing against a tribunal decision which could he could be sent home despite being attacked after he was seen kissing his partner. The Iranian man was told by a tribunal that he must expect persecution for his homosexuality and could avoid it by being discreet.

If only Arizona’s non-whites were given the same advice: If you just stop looking like an illegal immigrant, you’ve got nothing to worry about.

[Pink News]

By:           editor editor
On:           May 12, 2010
Tagged: , , , ,

  • 3 Comments
    • Andrew
      Andrew

      It’s true, and this is an argument I hear commonly from the right, — it is easier to hide your sexuality than your race, for instance.

      For a matter of time.

      Denying yourself love, or even just being honest, — sex as well, for the rest of your life isn’t exactly what I would call a choice.

      May 12, 2010 at 11:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Hilarious
      Hilarious

      No hateful comments towards the homophobes that said this? Can’t say I’m surprised.

      May 13, 2010 at 3:41 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Alex
      Alex

      Might be an obvious point, but since when was not being gay, let alone pretending, a cast-iron defence against homophobia? All it takes is for an angry prick to think you’re gay.

      May 13, 2010 at 4:20 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

    Add your Comment

    Please log in to add your comment

    Need an account? Register It's free and easy.



  • POPULAR ON QUEERTY

    FOLLOW US
     



    GET QUEERTY'S DAILY NEWSLETTER


    FROM AROUND THE WEB

    !-- Sailthru Horizon -->
    Copyright 2014 Queerty, Inc.
    Follow Queerty at Queerty.com, twitter.com/queerty and facebook.com/queerty.