Although claiming asylum in the UK on the grounds of sexual orientation is possible it can be a very difficult process. Asylum seekers may have to prove that they are LGB and that they cannot be "discreet" about their sexual orientation to avoid persecution in their home country.
We hope that this guide, written by City University Law School and sponsored by the Big Lottery Fund and Herbert Smith, will help individuals and those who work with asylum seekers to more fully understand the asylum process for claims based on sexual orientation.
Stonewall is also carrying out work on asylum issues as part of our policy and research function. You can find out more here.