Bisexual Jamaican man wins right to stay in the UK after deportation battle Nick Duffy  18th January 2016, 10:54 AM

Nick Duffy | PinkNews | January 20, 2016

A bisexual Jamaican man has finally been given the right to stay in the UK, after battling deportation.

Orashia Edwards, 33, has spent three and a half years battling attempts to deport him to Jamaica – where he says he would face discrimination because of his sexuality.

Mr Edwards, who has been detained a number of times, initially had his pleas for asylum on the grounds of sexuality rejected – after authorities claimed was heterosexual and had just been “experimenting” with men.

The UK government pushed ahead with plans to deport Mr Edwards, even though homosexuality is illegal in Jamaica, and LGBT people face the risk of vigilante violence.

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