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Number of LGBT Asylum Seekers Detained by the Home Office Revealed

Published: 14/03/2017

At least 76 LGBT+ asylum seekers were detained in immigration removal centres across the UK between 1 January and 18 November 2016, Attitude can exclusively reveal. The figures were obtained by multiple Freedom of Information (FoI) requests.

The data provided also shows that at least 19 LGBT+ asylum seekers were still in detention at the time the requests for information were submitted (18 November).

In both instances the true figures are likely to be higher because four of the removal centres stated they did not hold information regarding the total number of queer detainees held throughout the year.

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