The Home Office has agreed to make a number of changes to the way that asylum claims from gay people are handled, after a report exposed several shortcomings.
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Leicester Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Centre has been supporting LGBT people in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland since the 1980s. Among those we support are a small number of asylum seekers who have fled their home country to escape persecution on the grounds of sexual orientation and/or gender identity. In April the Home Office returned one of them to Afghanistan because they did not believe he was gay.