This note will discuss the history of sexual orientation-based asylum law. Further, it will outline the statutory requirements for asylum, explain the legal procedure of gaining asylum, and discuss the case law recognition of lesbians and gay men as "a particular social group." In addition, it will address the standards and definitions of persecution.
Alan G. Bennett,
The "Cure" That Harms: Sexual Orientation-Based Asylum and the Changing DefInition of Persecution, 29 Golden Gate U. L. Rev.