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Gay Artist Wins Right To Stay In Canada On Humanitarian Grounds

Alvaro Orozco, a gay artist from Nicaragua living in Toronto has been granted with a permanent resident status on humanitarian grounds.

CBC has the story:

A young gay artist has avoided deportation to his native Nicaragua, almost four years after a federal tribunal denied his asylum application on the grounds there wasn’t enough evidence to prove he was homosexual.

Citizenship and Immigration Canada on Wednesday granted Alvaro Orozco, 25, permanent resident status after reviewing an application requesting he be allowed to stay in the country on humanitarian grounds.

He was due to be deported Thursday to Nicaragua, where homosexuality was illegal until 2008.

“I feel like my head is going to explode, very very excited. Even now sometimes [I’m] still shaking,” Orozco said.

Raed the full story via CBC