MPs condemn LGBT asylum process
A cross-party report on the current state of the asylum and immigration system out today condemns failings of the current process including for bisexual and other LGBTI asylum-seekers. This includes homophobic and transphobic (and we assume biphobic – the style of reporting is not very bi and intersex inclusive beyond headlines) abuse within the detention system.
“We were extremely concerned to hear that LGBTI detainees face bullying, harassment and abuse inside detention centres. This is not acceptable. There is a lack of information available about the extent to which LGBTI individuals face detention and the Enforcement Instructions and Guidance make no mention of assessments of the risks to detaining LGBTI individuals.