“For me, hearing these things growing up was very confusing, and it took me a long time to unlearn them.”
All of this if of course only a small glimpse of what is happening.
UN member states and civil society gathered at UN headquarters to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of the International Year of the Family during an event titled “It Takes a Family” on May 15, the International Day of Families.
LGBT+ relationships are illegal across most of the Middle East and North Africa
Luxembourg’s prime minister, Xavier Bettel, has confronted Arab leaders over the repression of gay rights, telling them his same-sex marriage would condemn him to death in some of their countries.
Mohamed al-Gheiti, who has spoken out against homosexuality on several occasions, was sentenced for ‘offence’ which took place last year
Today, the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide (TvT) project team is launching our publication, “Global trans perspectives on health and wellbeing: TvT community report.”
Threats and Challenges for LGBTI Rights
“I heard the most harrowing and traumatic stories from members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community in Cairo regarding their experiences of extreme discrimination in accessing housing and security of tenure.”
Egyptian actor and UNICEF goodwill ambassador Khaled Abol Naga restated his support for gay rights on Twitter
“As a barrister, I heard and uttered those terms without knowing what they truly meant, until I experienced countries where the rule of law does not exist, and the judiciary lacks the power or inclination to protect their own citizens equally.”
"As in Egypt and Jordan, it is not illegal to be transgender in America, but for some trans women it may as well be."