Gay Pinoy Spared from Deportation

LOS ANGELES--A gay Filipino man won a reprieve from deportation after a US federal appeals court reversed an immigration judge’s decision to deport him, reports Asian Journal. Judge Harry Pregerson of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on July 24 granted 37-year-old Dennis Quiambao Vitug’s petition to remain in the US, after finding that Vitug likely faces harassment and maltreatment in the Philippines because of his homosexuality and HIV-positive status.