The Pakistani asylum seeker recalled that during his home office interview he was asked to give definitions of a set of LGBT terms. Former Home Secretary Theresa May ordered for an investigation to be held into the processing of asylum claims on the basis of sexual orientation. The Independent Chief Inspector of Borders and Immigration, John Vine, found a fifth of asylum interviews contained stereotyping and a tenth contained inappropriate and sexually explicit questions. The Home Office advised that caseworkers to be aware that the concept of sexual orientation is not represented in all languages.
The official transcript of the interview from the Home Office shows he was asked what LGBT meant. He replied: “It’s short for this community. L is for lesbian, G for gay, B for bisexual and T for trans.’
He was also asked if the T in the abbreviation meant trans. He answered “Yes I only know that” Then later he was asked why he said the T stood for trans, when it stood for transgender to which the asylum seeker said “in my opinion, gender means any human.” The asylum was not given to the man, but the appeal has already been filed.