LGBT Asylum Support is a Dutch NGO (Non-Governmental Organization). We support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) asylum seekers in the Netherlands. We are a link between LGBT refugees and other Dutch organizations to help asylum seekers
Sign the petition Rian #NietGayGenoeg
Rian & Richard, a gay couple in Middelburg. But according to IND not gay enough.
Rian applied in 2015 for asylum because he was badly mistreated in Iraq as a young homosexual man. But the IND rejected his asylum application. Rian is straight until the opposite is proven.
Rian has a relationship with Richard for more than a year are living together. Richard, his family, friends and neighbors testified in the lawsuit that followed on the rejection of Rian's residence permit. LGBT Asylum Support assisted Rian & Richard in their search for equality. The judge believed Rian and decided positively. IND appealed the judgment of the judge. IND maintains there position that Rian is not gay. But even worse, his Dutch partner is not believed by IND. With this IND moves everyone away as liars.
A direct result was the motion submitted by D66 on 29 November, supported by coalition parties VVD, CDA and the Christian Union to the State Secretary. IND must change the work instruction how LGBT asylum seekers currently are tested.
Please place your signature, share the petition and show that this is not to be tolerated.