Migration Agency Slammed After Asking Homosexual Asylum Seekers To Prove They Are Gay


The German Federal Agency for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) has come under fire for asking asylum seekers intimate sexual questions in order to prove they are homosexual. Gay and Lesbian groups have criticised BAMF after a report claimed that the agency was asking intimate and specific questions regarding the sexual experiences of asylum seekers claiming to be homosexual. The agency allegedly asked one asylum seeker from Pakistan in November of 2016 how many times he and his partner had sex and asked him how it felt Süddeutsche Zeitung reports. Markus Ulrich of the German Lesbian and Gay Association (LSVD) slammed the agency saying that it showed a “structural problem” when it came to the agency’s handling of homosexual asylum seekers. Many homosexuals who claim asylum come from countries like Uganda and others where homosexuality is not only illegal but offenders can face the death penalty. The agency is also caught between the fact that asylum seekers could also be lying about being homosexual in order to improve their chances of claiming asylum in Germany. Some have raised similar concerns over the number of Islamic asylum seekers converting to Christianity to avoid being sent back to their home countries where the penalty for