This weekend, Aderonke was was the forefront of the news story that announced Teresa May's review of the LGBT asylum system. This is a big move for equality, but our fight is not over yet. Aderonke has two weeks to provide her final pieces of evidence to prove why she should be granted asylum in the UK.
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Aderonke is 46 years old, an open lesbian, and human rights advocate. For years she has been a victim of homophobic torture, persecution, and brutal arrest in Nigeria and now she is seeking asylum in Britain. As a woman dedicated to standing up for others, now we must stand up for her! Aderonke fled to Britain in 2004, after being forced into an arranged marriage in Nigeria to hide her…
When LGBT asylum seekers arrive in the UK, they are often fleeing persecution or death in their home countries. In the UK, the torture continues as these asylum seekers enter an abusive system where they are subjected to invasive interviews about their sexuality. Aderonke is just one of the hundreds who are subjected to this treatment. On March 28th, 2014, Home Secretary Theresa May ordered…
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