Save LGBT Refugees From Imprisonment

Save LGBT Refugees From Imprisonment

About the Petition

LGBT refugees seeking asylum in Australia are being relocated to Papa New Guinea, where being gay could land them in prison. The Australian government recently announced they will turn away any refugee who doesn’t have a visa without taking sexual orientation into consideration.

The change in refugee policy came in July after Australia saw a sharp incline in asylum-seekers. However, by turning away refugees, they are violating the United Nations Refugee Convention. Currently, Papua New Guinea has no plans to decriminalize homosexuality, and Australia does not intend to pressure the PNG government to change their laws.

Australia needs to protect these refugees; it is one of the few countries in the area that accepts LGBT people. Stand with All Out and urge the Australian government to harbor LGBT refugees seeking asylum.

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