Gay Asylum Seekers Made To Watch Straight Porn, Take "Phallometric" Test

The Czech Republic is being criticized for still testing gay male asylum seekers by monitoring blood flow to their penises while they watch straight porn. Arousal gets you sent back to wherever you're being persecuted. Unsurprisingly, this is deeply problematic. » 12/08/10 6:22pm 12/08/10 6:22pm

George Clooney Will Make You See God • Katie Couric Wins Award For…

• Psychologists have found that your level of spirituality varies according to who you are looking at. When shown pictures of attractive members of the opposite sex, both men and women described themselves as more religious than the control group. » 1/14/10 5:30pm 1/14/10 5:30pm

Administration Recommends Political Asylum For Rody Alvarado Peña

Today's Times reports that the Obama Administration is recommending a Guatemalan woman receive asylum in the U.S. after over a decade of struggle. The decision has made waves in immigration/asylum law by providing a precedent for females fleeing domestic violence. » 10/30/09 10:00am 10/30/09 10:00am

Obama Adminstration Opening Doors For Women Fleeing Abuse

Rody Alvarado has been seeking asylum in the U.S. for more than 13 years, since she fled a horrifically abusive husband and an apathetic legal system in Guatemala. A new argument by the Obama Administration might provide her some hope. » 7/16/09 3:20pm 7/16/09 3:20pm

Asylum For Iranian Lesbian In UK

Iranian Pegah Emambakhsh was granted asylum in the UK, where she arrived in 2005 following the execution of her partner. UK officials warned against LGBT people assuming that they'll get asylum there, though. [The Independent] » 2/16/09 2:30pm 2/16/09 2:30pm