Case #26761

Country of Origin: 
Dominica
Type of persecution: 
LGBTQI
Sexual orientation
Sexual orientation - Gay
Gender of applicant: 
Male

Case Summary

The asylum office granted asylum to a male applicant from Dominica who fled and feared persecution due to his sexual orientation. While growing up, he was constantly discriminated, bullied and ridiculed for his perceived sexual orientation as he had not come out as gay. He feared not being able to live as an openly gay man in Dominica, where he would be subjected to further persecution if forced to return. The applicant’s attorney reported proposing the particular social groups of “gay men living in Dominica,” and “men living in Dominica presumed to be gay.” The applicant’s attorney also reported the applicant or adjudicator cited or referenced Matter of A-B-. 

Date Submitted

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 12:36