Refugee claimant who didn't prove he's gay denied asylum (CBC)
On the one hand:
The reasoning of the Board member as expressed in the article is highly suspect. Plus the kid's 19, plus he has excellent grounds for a sur place claim (gay or not, everyone now thinks he's gay, so he's in danger).
On the other hand:
Do you have any idea how many patently fake sexual orientation claims the Board sees? It's like the back injury of refugee claims: impossible to 100% prove or disprove, and thus subject to as many fake claims as totally legitimate ones.