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Gay teen asylum seeker rejected because gay people ‘aren’t aggressive’

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It’s reported that he was rejected for not behaving a certain way | Photo: Pixabay

Austrian officials rejected an Afghan gay teen asylum seeker because aggression isn’t ‘expected from a homosexual’, according to reports.

The official in Lower Austria found no grounds for fear of persecution for the 18-year-old, according to the Falter Newspaper.

Homosexuality is illegal in Afghanistan and is sometimes punishable by death.

The assessment contained many concerns. It reportedly stated that, because the teenager fought with others in his accommodation, he had ‘potential for aggression’. This ‘wouldn’t be expected from a homosexual’.

Gays are never aggressive

The report also allegedly noted: ‘The way you walk, act or dress does not show even in the slightest that you could be homosexual.’

Astonishingly, the report allegedly used having only a few friends and spending time alone against him. The assessment noted: ‘Aren’t homosexuals rather social?’

The 18-year-old also noted he kissed straight men. The official rejected this, saying they would have beaten him.

The Falter reported that the man came to Austria as a minor and is appealing against the decision.

Do you know the colors of the flag?

This comes days after it was revealed an Iranian asylum seeker was rejected because he couldn’t explain what the six colors of the Pride flag meant.

According to the Federal Office for Aliens and Asylum (BFA), not knowing the meaning behind the global LGBTI flag was reason enough to block his asylum request. Luckily, Austrian LGBTI group ‘Queer Base’ were able to support him through the process, and has now been given asylum in the country.

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