Missing the mark decision making on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex.

Missing the Mark

Asylum claims based on sexual orientation and gender identity have been recognised in the United Kingdom since 1999. However, from 1999 to 2009 having a right to seek refugee status and actually gaining asylum were two very different things as evidenced in UK Lesbian and Gay Immigration Group (UKLGIG)’s report “Failing the Grade: Home Office initial decisions on lesbian and gay claims for asylum”, April 2010. The research report found that 98 to 99% of asylum claims made by lesbians and gay men were rejected compared to 73% of general asylum claims.