Canada Accused of Obsessing Over Sexuality of LGBT Refugees

CanadaSeptember 30, 2015 – Reported by Vice News – TJay Wothaya and her girlfriend could live with the harassing emails and threatening notes shoved under their door in Kenya. But when they were each attacked by anti-gay mobs — Wothaya’s partner almost raped on her way home one night — they knew they had to get out fast. “There was nothing left for us to do at that point. We needed to flee for safety,” Wothaya, a long-time LGBT rights activist, told VICE News. And so they arrived in Toronto earlier this year on visas they already had for work, and applied for refugee status in hopes of getting a fresh start. Wothaya is grateful, but worries that the Canadian immigration officials reviewing her case are too preoccupied with making her prove her sexuality, rather than on the persecution she faced back home…story continues below…

Source: Canada Accused of Obsessing Over Sexuality of LGBT Refugees | VICE News

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