:no:Amazing article, such an important and overlooked issue...
What does Madonna, Oscar Wilde, Greco-Roman wrestling, clubbing at Stonewall and sexual promiscuity have in common?
Not much really, other than that refugee decision-makers use these cultural tropes to determine whether a refugee is “genuinely” gay and subject to a well-founded fear of persecution.
Since 1992, Australia has recognised that sexual minorities of a particular country can be recognised as a “particular social group” for the purposes of seeking asylum under the Refugee Convention 1951 and the 1967 Protocol.
While most of us would find it difficult to answer intrusive questions about our sexual activity, in refugee cases, the demand to map a comprehensive sexual history can be rather absurd.