You can seek refugee status in Canada on the basis of more than one category. You can apply for asylum if you have a well-founded fear of persecution in your home country based on:. To make a decision on your claim, the IRB will consider what could happen to you if you return to your country. Before making a refugee claim, you should speak with a lawyer. You should feel comfortable enough to share sensitive and personal information that may be relevant to your claim.
Same-sex marriage in Canada
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They once had to hide their sexuality. Now they are being forced to prove it. Gay refugees face unique challenges in their journey to Canada, Zosia Bielski reports. This article was published more than 3 years ago. Some information in it may no longer be current. W hen they reach Canadian soil, gay refugees fleeing repressive, homophobic regimes face a maddening challenge. Fearing being beaten, jailed, tortured or killed in their home countries, they hide their sexual orientation all their lives.
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This copy is for your personal non-commercial use only. OTTAWA — The cause of gay refugees who flee persecution in Iran only to face harassment in Turkey has caught the attention of the federal immigration minister, who says Canada is willing to facilitate their resettlement here. Jason Kenney wrote the Canadian office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to urge quick processing of their applications after a story appeared last month in the Toronto Star. That story centred on Iranian Arsham Parsi, now a Toronto-based advocate whose "Iranian Queer Railroad" project tries to help gay and lesbians in legal limbo in Turkey reach Canada or the United States. Kenney suggested Canada had accepted a few dozen.
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