By Sue Reid for the Daily Mail. At the heart of it is the simple question: how do you know if someone is telling the truth? For this year-old woman insists she is gay and would, therefore, face persecution in her home country where, according to Amnesty International, anyone found to have had a same-sex relationship risks life in prison. Yet when British immigration officials raided her home in London , she was found in bed with a man.
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In use since the s, the term is an adaptation of the initialism LGB , which began to replace the term gay in reference to the broader LGBT community beginning in the mid-to-late s. It may refer to anyone who is non-heterosexual or non- cisgender , instead of exclusively to people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender. Longer acronyms, with some being over twice as long as LGBT , have prompted criticism for their length,    and the implication that the acronym refers to a single community is also controversial. The first widely used term, homosexual , now carries negative connotations in the United States. As lesbians forged more public identities, the phrase "gay and lesbian" became more common.
Gay Ugandan woman facing deportation from UK despite fears of persecution
Domestic violence occurs across the world, in various cultures,  and affects people across society, at all levels of economic status;  however, indicators of lower socioeconomic status such as unemployment and low income have been shown to be risk factors for higher levels of domestic violence in several studies. While some sources state that gay and lesbian couples experience domestic violence at the same frequency as heterosexual couples,  other sources report that domestic violence rates among gay, lesbian and bisexual people might be higher but more under-reported. Statistics published in , show that the rate of domestic violence victimisation for Indigenous women in Australia may be 40 times the rate for non-Indigenous women.
L ast week, the high court ordered the Home Office to bring back a Ugandan woman to the UK after ruling that she was treated unfairly in her asylum appeal in the now defunct detained fast-track DFT system. PN came to the UK in , aged 17, and remained in the country after her visa expired. She applied for asylum, saying she feared she would be killed if she returned to Uganda — but her claim was rejected because the Home Office said there was insufficient proof to show that she was a lesbian. Given just two weeks to appeal, she was eventually removed after being unable to produce the extra evidence needed in time.