Gay asylum-seekers are going to extreme lengths to fulfil Britain's demands to prove their sexuality, including filming themselves having sex, a leading immigration lawyer warned today.
Leading barrister S Chelvan will call on the government to do more to protect LGBT asylum-seekers at the Stonewall's annual lecture tomorrow.
Gay sex is criminalised in 80 countries and those fleeing persecution at home should be allowed to stay in Britain following a landmark ruling in 2010.
Speaking ahead of the lecture, the barrister said he heard in the last six weeks of "harrowing claims" of asylum-seekers filming themselves having sex to prove their sexuality.
"Gay and lesbian asylum-seekers come to the UK for protection, but a culture of disbelief sees some go to extreme lengths to prove their sexuality," he said.
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