More men than women in Iraq say they have been sexually harassed, while only 6% of Lebanese people think being gay is acceptable, according to a major survey of public opinion in the Middle East published on Monday.
“For me, hearing these things growing up was very confusing, and it took me a long time to unlearn them.”
Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious, according to the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa.
Progress in recognizing the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people at the United Nations in New York and in Geneva may seem detached from the realities faced by LGBTQ people in the Middle East and North Africa, or Mena, region.
Users had reported that the LGBTQ dating app was blocked over the weekend on the network of state-run telecoms company Ogero
HRC Foundation is excited to introduce the talented leaders driving LGBTQ equality internationally who will be participating in our fourth annual Global Innovative Advocacy Summit.
The following country profiles are derived in part from sections of the Human Rights Watch 2019 World Report that relate to the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people.
LGBT+ relationships are illegal across most of the Middle East and North Africa
Lebanese General Security officers unlawfully attempted to shut down a conference on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people on September 29, 2018, Human Rights Watch said today.
On the 29th of September Lebanese security forces from the General Security Directorate shut down a regional gender rights conference in Beirut, Lebanon.
I heard one gay man ask rhetorically, “Do you see why I want to leave the region?” There was debate about where else the conference could be held and despair that there were no easy options among neighboring countries.
Campaigners in Lebanon are drawing up a proposal to eradicate laws that criminalize homosexuality, after an appeals court ruling in July against the anti-LGBT Article 534.