Tuesday, 15 August 2017

A Nigerian Lesbian wins assylum to stay in the UK after 13-year fight


A Nigerian lesbian, Aderonke Apata has been granted assylum in the UK after a 13-year battle against deportation.  She had argued her sexuality puts her at risk of death if deported back to Nigeria. Photo: Google Images

The 50-year-old woman who runs the African Rainbow Family in the UK has won an 'Attitude Pride' award for her LGBT work. She is an activist for LGBT rights, assylum rights,and human rights.

Her organisation gives people fleeing persecution advice on their rights.
 She has vowed to continue to focus on 'changing attitudes'.

 According to Metro UK; the Home Office said it was committed to improving the assylum process for people claiming on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity.

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