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Emma Spruce

In: The SAGE Handbook of Feminist Theory

Chapter 16: (It's Not All) Kylie Concerts, Exotic Cocktails and Gossip: The Appearance of Sexuality Through ‘Gay’ Asylum in the UK

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(It's Not All) Kylie Concerts, Exotic Cocktails and Gossip: The Appearance of Sexuality Through ‘Gay’ Asylum in the UK
(It's not all) Kylie concerts, exotic cocktails and gossip: The appearance of sexuality through ‘gay’ asylum in the UK
EmmaSpruce

In 2010 a landmark decision in the British Supreme Court'unanimously rejected the UK Border Agency's (UKBA) view that it could refuse asylum if it would be ‘reasonably tolerable’ for the applicant to avoid future persecution by concealing their sexual identity' (Gower, 2011: 1). This ruling, hailed as ‘a clear victory’ by gay rights campaigners (Canning cited in Geen, 2010, para. 9), included the paragraph:

[t]o illustrate the point with trivial stereotypical examples from British society: just as male heterosexuals are free to enjoy themselves playing rugby, drinking beer and ...

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