I wanted to address this in one post, mainly because I have so much to say about it, but also because we get a lot of anons daily wondering what to do, or feeling frustrated about the fact. It’ll be under a read more, but if you’re on mobile, just keep on scrolling if you don’t want to read!
So, you’ve developed a crush on a straight girl (: It happens, it’s happened to almost all of us, whether it be toward a close friend or a passing acquaintance. Your little gay heart can’t help itself, and it’s not your fault. But what do you do about it?
A gay asylum seeker was granted a last-minute reprieve Friday from deportation to Uganda, after Canadian officials agreed to review new evidence that emerged after her claim was refused.
Yvonne Niwahereza Jele, 29, was ordered to leave Canada on Saturday, but Ottawa has now agreed to suspend her deportation for a year while border authorities assess the new risks she could face if returned to Uganda, a country where homosexuality is outlawed and punishable by life in prison.
Just after her asylum was rejected in June, a news article in Uganda reported that local police were looking for Jele because she is gay. However, the Immigration and Refugee Board, the Canada Border Services Agency or the Federal Court of Canada by law could not review the new information.
“When I got my lawyer’s call, my knees dropped and I started crying. I have not been sleeping and eating since they gave me the removal date three weeks ago. I felt hopeless and helpless. The doctor had to put me on antidepressant,” said an emotional Jele, 29, whose story appeared in Friday’s Toronto Star. “Now, I don’t have to be punished and die. I can feel freedom.”
Aadil Mangalji, Jele’s counsel, said the border service agency has agreed to stop the removal and grant Jele a pre-removal risk assessment (PRRA), a process that had eluded her because of changes made by the former Conservative government in 2012, which applied a one-year ban on applications from failed refugee claimants. The PRRA could have been one way for Jele to present her new evidence.
“We are ecstatic that the government understood the danger she was in and protected her from it,” said Mangalji. “This offers a huge relief. The risk to Yvonne’s life is very real.”
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Honestly anyone of my followers who have never seen this show should watch it. Steven Universe is my favorite show for many reasons. It’s funny and has a good plot but it also breaks a lot of social norms. The main characters are genderless but appear female and use female pronouns. There is a couple in the show that take these female forms and no one finds it strange! There’s a character who uses gender neutral pronouns because they’re nonbianary! (Honestly that character is one of my favorites!) But the show has a lot of POC in it as well. It’s not a white washed show like you typically see. The voice actors are amazing, the songs are flawless, the animation is so beautiful! Trust me, a good chunk of the first season seems like a silly kids show but of you stick with it, I promise it gets amazing!