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British Home Office Says Aderonke Apata Can’t Be A Lesbian Because She Has Children




Ms Apata is a Nigerian Lesbian and gay right campaigner seeking asylum in the UK for fear of being deported to Nigeria, where she believes homosexuals can be put to death.

The Home Office has been disputing her claims to be a lesbian, even when she said she was willing to submit a footage and photographic evidence to prove she is a lesbian.

In company of her fiancee Happiness Agboro and some gay-rights activists, she was at the London High Court yesterday to appeal the UK Government’s decision not to grant her asylum.

During the hearing, Barrister Andrew Bird, on behalf of the Home Secretary, was reported to have said that Aderonke Apata is not part of the social group known as lesbians, because she has children, although he conceded that she had indulged in same-sex activity.

“The Home Office has treated me badly from day one. Staying in Britain means staying safe, staying with my partner and continuing my campaigning.” Aderonke  said after the hearing.

So far almost 30,000 signatures have been collected in an effort to overturn the court’s decision and there has been a lot of backlash from people who think the Barrister’s comment is offensive and discriminatory.



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