Case #23433

Country of Origin: 
Type of persecution: 
Domestic violence (including child, partner, in-law violence)
Domestic violence - Child abuse
Sexual orientation
Sexual orientation - Gay
Gender identity
Gender identity - Nonbinary or gender nonconforming
Rape or sexual violence (non-domestic and non-gang))
Gender of applicant: 

Case Summary

The asylum office granted asylum to a Honduran male unaccompanied minor who experienced domestic violence, sexual violence, and persecution based on his imputed sexual orientation. The applicant was raped by a man, prompting rumors that the applicant was gay. Although he identifies as heterosexual, he was harassed by his community for being gay. He was also domestically abused by his brother. According to the applicant’s attorney, the applicant proposed the following social groups: “young Honduran men perceived to be gay,” “young Honduran men with imputed gay sexual orientation,” “young Honduran men who challenge the binary gender norms,” “young Honduran men perceived to be girls,” “young Honduran children unable to leave the home,” “children of [the applicant’s mother],” and “siblings of [the applicant’s brother]."


Date Submitted

Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 14:32