He is being billed as the clean candidate, but could Kais Saied's social conservatism do more harm than good to Tunisia's aspiring diverse society?
On a national stage, 10 Democratic presidential candidates answered questions exclusively about queer issues.
Pete Buttigieg, small-city mayor, is well cast as a clean-cut vote seeker in the towns of rural New Hampshire.
The last time presidential candidates gathered to address LGBTQ issues specifically was 2007. Since then, there’s been a sea change in rights and acceptance.
“You have extra burdens and extra expectations, often unreasonable,” said one Buttigieg ally. “You have to shoulder that.”
“At a certain point, when it came to professional setbacks, I had to wonder whether just acknowledging who I was was going to be the ultimate career-ending, professional setback.”
On September 15, Tunisia will go to the polls to elect a president in its second freely contested election since the 2011 Revolution. In this fledgling but promising democracy, the country will be deciding on the political direction it will take for the next five years.
For the first time, Tunisia saw an openly gay presidential contender, but his candidacy drew concerns even from the LGBT community.
Aldo Davila said that despite death threats, he is ready to fight for those previously without a voice in the congress
The kingdom’s first queer-gendered candidate elected to the House of Representatives was discouraged today but not giving up after losing a bid to establish a gender diversity panel.
Eleven Tunisian LGBT rights groups have attacked gay presidential candidate Mounir Baatour and his LGBT association, Shams, criticizing them for lack of hostility to Israel, for alleged sexual abuse, and for their tactic of “outing” politicians and others.
The LGBT issue has been one of the main sources of political controversy in Poland over the summer months, and is potentially one of the most important and consequential since the collapse of communism in 1989