Man Told to ‘Prove He is Gay’ or be Deported Deserves Asylum

Target: Amber Rudd, Home Secretary for the United Kingdom.

Goal: Don’t force man to “prove he is gay” in order to obtain asylum from his dangerously homophobic home country.

A gay man faces deportation back to Cameroon, where homosexuals face jail time or worse, because he reportedly does not have enough evidence of his sexual orientation. Demand that the UK home office acknowledge this man’s sexual orientation and grant him asylum.

Valerie Ediage ‘lived in fear’ in his home country because of his sexual orientation. Cameroon citizens face up to five years in jail, public persecution, and even death if they are discovered to be homosexual. When he immigrated to the UK six years ago, he thought those fears were a thing of the past. Instead, he was reportedly told that he did not have enough proof of his sexual orientation, despite providing intimate photographs of himself and his partner.

Ediage is awaiting the outcome of his latest asylum application. Sign below and demand that the UK home office grant him refuge.


Dear Secretary Rudd,

Valerie Ediage faces deportation back to Cameroon because he reportedly does not have enough proof of his sexual orientation. If deported, than he could be jailed or even lose his life. Take a stand for gay rights and grant him asylum in the UK.

Ediage was instrumental in founding the LGBT migrant support group in Coventry. He is also very active in the Coventry gay community, frequenting gay clubs and Pride Parades. Ediage even went so far as to provide intimate photographs of himself and his partner, but the home office still doubts his sexual orientation.

How much proof will be enough to save this man’s life? We demand that you grant him asylum at once.


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