New Obstacle For Gays Seeking Asylum In America

01/29/2011 02:06 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • DAN BILEFSKY nytimes.com

Romulo Castro considered attending his asylum interview in Rosedale, Queens, dressed as Fidela Castro, a towering drag queen in six-inch stilettos, a bright green poodle skirt and a mane of strawberry blond hair. In the end, Mr. Castro, 34, opted for what he described as understatement: pink eye shadow, a bright pink V-neck shirt and intermittent outbursts of tears.

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