Category: North Africa

Tunisian LGBT rights group provides vital services during pandemic

Tunisian LGBT rights group provides vital services during pandemic

The Tunisian LGBT rights group Mawjoudin (Arabic for "We Exist") has b [...]
Tunisian court releases LGBT rights activist Rania Amdouni

Tunisian court releases LGBT rights activist Rania Amdouni

A Tunisia court ordered the release Wednesday of Rania Amdouni, the wo [...]
Tunisia: LGBT rights activist imprisoned for shouting

Tunisia: LGBT rights activist imprisoned for shouting

A Tunisian court sentenced a prominent LGBT rights activist on March 4 [...]
Appeal to Europe:  Oppose Egypt’s human rights abuses

Appeal to Europe: Oppose Egypt’s human rights abuses

Twelve advocacy organizations yesterday urged the European Union to ap [...]
Algeria sentences 44 arrested at ‘gay wedding’

Algeria sentences 44 arrested at ‘gay wedding’

An Algerian court has sentenced two men to three years in prison on ho [...]
Report: Egyptian security forces abuse, torture LGBT people

Report: Egyptian security forces abuse, torture LGBT people

LGBT people in Egypt are the victims of arbitrary arrests, discriminat [...]
Tunisian activists to Instagram: Stifle homophobic Lady Samara

Tunisian activists to Instagram: Stifle homophobic Lady Samara

Tunisian activists this week joined forces to seek the removal of homo [...]
Road Codes: Tracking anti-LGBTQ+ harrassment in Egypt

Road Codes: Tracking anti-LGBTQ+ harrassment in Egypt

LGBTQ Egyptians have a new tool to help them stay safe -- Bedayaa's "R [...]
Covid-19 forces delay of Tunisian queer film festival

Covid-19 forces delay of Tunisian queer film festival

The new coronavirus has accomplished what conservative Muslims could n [...]
Hate speech on Facebook: Some progress, much remains to be done

Hate speech on Facebook: Some progress, much remains to be done

Facebook has taken action to slow the spread of hate speech in respons [...]
On appeal, Tunisian court imposes 1-year prison term for gay sex

On appeal, Tunisian court imposes 1-year prison term for gay sex

A Tunisian appeals court let stand the sodomy conviction of two men wh [...]
Tunisia: Squabble leads to two-year jail term for sodomy

Tunisia: Squabble leads to two-year jail term for sodomy

After two Tunisian men had a falling out over a loan, they were arrest [...]
Egyptian activists seek global support to end LGBTQ persecution

Egyptian activists seek global support to end LGBTQ persecution

In response to the recent suicide of queer activist Sarah Hegazy, the [...]
Queer Squad: Tunisian comic embraces LGBTQ life in quarantine

Queer Squad: Tunisian comic embraces LGBTQ life in quarantine

Introducing "Queer Squad", a new comic book that opens to a flirtatiou [...]
Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sara Hegazy dies by suicide

Egyptian LGBTQ+ activist Sara Hegazy dies by suicide

Sara Hegazy, 30, committed suicide on Sunday, June 14, more than two y [...]
Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Tunisia!

Same-sex marriage is still illegal in Tunisia!

Thirty-five LGBTQ+ and human rights groups united today to dispel the [...]
Appeal to Morocco: Halt online harassment of LGBT people

Appeal to Morocco: Halt online harassment of LGBT people

A trans woman from Morocco responded to online insults by setting out [...]
Repression in Egypt: 92 LGBTIQ+ arrests last year

Repression in Egypt: 92 LGBTIQ+ arrests last year

Egyptian police continued to harass LGBTIQ+ people last year, entrappi [...]
Tunisia: Appeals court supports LGBT activist group Shams

Tunisia: Appeals court supports LGBT activist group Shams

A high appeals court in Tunisia has rejected a government attempt to s [...]
Mauritania: Prison for 8 men ‘imitating women’ at party

Mauritania: Prison for 8 men ‘imitating women’ at party

A Mauritanian court has sentenced eight men to prison for acting too f [...]
Tunisian gay-rights leader flees to France for safety

Tunisian gay-rights leader flees to France for safety

Mounir Baatour, the leader of the Tunisian gay rights group Shams, has [...]
Anti-gay candidate leads in Tunisia’s presidential election

Anti-gay candidate leads in Tunisia’s presidential election

Anti-gay law professor Kais Saied won the most votes in the first roun [...]
Victory for gay rights in Tunisia

Victory for gay rights in Tunisia

The Tunis Court of Appeals today upheld a lower court decision that al [...]
Advocates boycott African human rights conference in Egypt

Advocates boycott African human rights conference in Egypt

Repression of LGBT rights defenders marred the recently held session o [...]
U.N. experts to Tunisia: Don’t shut down Shams

U.N. experts to Tunisia: Don’t shut down Shams

Four high-ranking human rights specialists at the United Nations are u [...]
Death (denied) in Tunisia’s queer cell block

Death (denied) in Tunisia’s queer cell block

Recent reports, apparently untrue, that a trans woman died in the "Lio [...]
Tunisia targets pro-gay advocacy at Shams

Tunisia targets pro-gay advocacy at Shams

The Tunisian government has appealed a 2016 court decision that grante [...]
Horror for a young man under the shade of Tunisian palms

Horror for a young man under the shade of Tunisian palms

Pressure is building to release a young Tunisian man imprisoned for ho [...]
Gay Tunisian flees to Europe to avoid prison for homosexuality

Gay Tunisian flees to Europe to avoid prison for homosexuality

Sentenced to prison for homosexuality three times in the past three ye [...]
Tunisia: Raped, robbed, then arrested for homosexuality

Tunisia: Raped, robbed, then arrested for homosexuality

A young man in Tunisia was conned by two men on Facebook who met him, [...]
Protesters vs. petitioners: Dispute over Tunisia’s anti-gay law

Protesters vs. petitioners: Dispute over Tunisia’s anti-gay law

Tunisia is starkly divided on whether to repeal its anti-gay law. In f [...]
Egyptian actor pushes for LGBT rights

Egyptian actor pushes for LGBT rights

Amid Egypt's continuing repression of its LGBT citizens, dissidents, p [...]
Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

Tunisian officials propose repeal of anti-gay law

An official presidential advisory committee in Tunisia has recommended [...]
IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

IDAHOT day: Festivities but homophobic hate too

Celebrations, awards and inspiring statements marked today's Internati [...]
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