“I had to leave my family, my country and my life because of my sexuality.”
As a lesbian, Isabella faces restrictive laws and prejudices in her birth country, Namibia, not least from her own father.
“My father believes that if I sleep with a man, I will be ‘cured’ of my sexuality,” Isabella said. She is afraid that if she returns home, her father will force her into an arranged marriage.
Isabella came to the UK in October 2017 to claim asylum. Since then, she has become an active member of the LGBT+ community in Glasgow, where she lives.
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