Last week a lesbian woman named Brenda Namigadde was facing deportation from the U.K. back to Uganda, only days after gay rights activist David Kato, a prominent Uganda LGBT activist, was killed. Everyone around the world was doing whatever they could to prevent her from being deported. Despite the attempt to prevent her from being sent to a country where she could be killed for being gay, they put her on her on the 9:20pm flight to Uganda. Then, like out of a movie, a list minute injunction stopped her deportation and she was taken off the plan. Can you imagine?!
With that, her fight is not over. This Wednesday, her asylum claim is going to be revisited and the court will decide whether or not she can stay and live in the U.K. permanently. As the story unfolds, shocking revelations are being uncovered in how the U.K. investigates such LGBT claims. Her claim had originally been rejected because the judge found it odd that she didn’t have any gay magazines.
She still needs our help, as do other people who find themselves in the same situation. Please go to http://alout.org/brenda/taf to keep spreading the word about this issue and Brenda’s story. So far, more than 50,000 people in 160 countries have pressured the court to temporarily prevent her from being sent to Uganda, but the final decision is yet to made so it’s more important than ever to back her up.