Gay rights campaigner Aderonke Apata, 47, has been told she’s ‘not homosexual’ and cannot be granted refugee status in Britain, despite fears for her safety if she’s deported back to anti-gay Nigeria. She went to
Britain in 2004 and is an award-winning LGBT rights activist. Yesterday, she appeared in Court to appeal her case, accompanied by her fiancée, Happiness Agboro, and a group of gay-rights activists. She has even submitted video evidence of her sex life to prove that she is homosexual.
However, the Home Office has refused to recognize her sexuality – arguing she can’t be classified as a lesbian because she has children from a previous heterosexual relationship. Barrister Andrew Bird, on behalf of the Home Secretary, said: “You can’t be a heterosexual one day and a lesbian the next day.
Just as you can’t change your race,” A petition to overturn the decision and grant Apata refugee status has, so far, has almost 29k signatures. A ruling is expected by the end of March….. d Nigerian FG shld pls help her get asylum in UK. Meanwhile, u guys shld go n sign dt petition too……