The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) held its first-ever LGBT health week this month, focusing on the health problems caused by the LGBT community’s marginalization in Lebanon.
A 21-year-old student and a 38-year-old filmmaker were sent to jail today in Tunisia to await their trial on homosexuality charges. They were arrested March 13, according to the Tunisian news website Kapitalis.com.
The Tunisian LGBTI advocacy group Shams (a word that means “sun”) reported today: “The Sousse Court of Appeal upheld a two-month jail sentence against two boys [ages 19 and 25] from Hammam Sousse. “They will be released today, seeing that they were arrested on Jan. 12, 2017, and that they have now served their entire …
Two young Tunisian men were sentenced today to 8 months in prison for homosexual activity.
Saudi police arrested about 35 Pakistanis, including many trans women, during a raid in Riyadh that disrupted a ceremony in which members of the Pakistani transgender community choose their gurus. Pakistani activists claimed that two of the women were killed by police — a claim denied by Saudi officials.
In Tunisia, 20 LGBTQI and allied activist associations met yesterday to form a new coalition to fight together for the human rights of LGBTQI Tunisians.
German embassies have repeatedly stymied the LGBT support group Hamiam when it invites LGBT activists for training in Cologne, Germany. One of the latest activists to be blocked is the founder of Mauritania’s lone LGBT advocacy group.
Lebanon has moved closer to ending prosecutions under its anti-gay law, Human Rights Watch stated yesterday. A Lebanese court ruled that because homosexuality is natural, the law against “intercourse contrary to the order of nature” does not apply to same-sex intimacy.
A court in Lebanon has ruled that homosexuality is natural and is not a criminal offense. [Contrary to an earlier version of this article, the ruling was not made by the Supreme Court in Lebanon.] For English-speakers, details of the ruling must await a translation of an Arabic-language account of the decision. But a dispatch …
A district court in Hammamet, Tunisia, today ordered the detention of a transgender woman who is awaiting a court decision on charges of public indecency and insulting a government official, Kapitalis.com reported.