At present, when an LGBTQI+ person claims asylum, they have to “prove” their sexual orientation or gender identity to the satisfaction of the Home Office or judges.

They need to demonstrate that there is a “reasonable degree of likelihood” of persecution if they were returned to their country of origin.

This low standard of proof reflects the seriousness of getting this wrong – if an LGBTQI+ person is disbelieved and wrongly returned to their country of origin, their life could be at risk.

If the #AntiRefugeeBill passes, the standard of proof will be higher and people will have to prove they are LGBTQI+ “on the balance of probabilities”. More LGBTQI+ people in need of our protection will be refused asylum and returned to countries where they face imprisonment, torture or death.

Stand with all LGBTQI+ people in need of protection. Please share this video below and help us spread the word.