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Comment: A toxic mix of pervasive misogyny and policies that roll back essential baseline protections has seen the state of women's rights in Turkey enter free fall, writes Deniz Yuksel.

An Iraqi-Kurdish MP criticised the arrests last week of people 'suspected' of being part of the LGBTQ+ community in Sulaimani.

Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

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Iran uses 'electric shocks' on LGBT children: UN report

Electric torture, the administration of hormones and strong psychoactive medications are imposed on LGBT in Iran, according to a United Nations report released on Wednesday.

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Fatima Kried

Life as a Unicorn by Amrou Al-Kadhi

Book Club: Amrou Al-Kadhi's award-winning memoir is a poignant and moving story about the author's fight to be true to themselves.

BBC Persian under fire for alleged <em>homophobia</em>

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BBC Persian under fire for alleged homophobia

The BBC said it was investigating an allegation of homophobia against its Iranian service.

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Barcelona's Griezmann cuts Huawei links over Uighurs surveillance claims

The World-Cup winning footballer took to Instagram to announce he was "immediately ending" his partnership with the company.

Mitchell Plitnick

Trump's follows Netanyahu's example to silence Israel critics

Comment: Trump is using a highly problematic definition of anti-Semitism to silence rights groups, while right-wing anti-Semitic violence ...

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45 lawmakers urge US to boycott Saudi-hosted G20

The US government has been urged to boycott next month's G20 summit in Riyadh over the kingdom's rights violations.

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Saudi Arabia and Khashoggi murder, Tunisia battles with homophobia

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Male-female friendships cannot exist and Friends is proof: preacher

The New Arab Staff

Male-female friendships cannot exist and Friends is proof: preacher

A video of Egyptian preacher Moez Masoud forbidding mixed gender friendships, using Friends as an example, has resurfaced.

Gaia Caramazza

How LGBT activists rallied against a 'homophobic' Tunisian influencer

With same-sex relations criminalised in Tunisia, the queer community is usually forced to live in the shadows - but now an influencer is ...

LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

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LGBTQ activists subjected to ‘forced virginity exams’: HRW

Egyptian police and prosecutors have been accused of inflicting verbal abuse, extracting forced confessions and denying detainees access to ...

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Fatima Kried

An open letter to my motherland, Libya

Comment: Fatima Kried writes a plea for a more inclusive Libya.

Imperialism, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

Yousra Samir Imran

Imperialism, patriarchy and the history of Palestinian LGBTQ activism

The New Arab Meets: Palestinian scholar Dr. Sa'ed Atshan to discuss his new book 'Queer Palestine and the Empire of Critique'.

ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

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ViacomCBS drops Nick Cannon, cites ‘anti-Semitic’ comments

ViacomCBS responded to remarks made by Cannon on a podcast discussing racial bias.

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Facebook urged to block anti-gay 'hate speech' in MENA

Around 20 activist groups called on Facebook to stop the spread of anti-gay hate speech targeting the LGBTQ+ community in the Middle East and North Africa.

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Turkey defends Red Crescent head in anti-gay tweet row

Turkey's presidency defended Turkish Red Crescent chief Kerem Kinik after he compared the LGBTQ+ community to paedophiles.

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Thousands in Israel attend muted Gay Pride despite coronavirus

Thousands took part in muted LGBT events across Israel on Sunday as the usually larger gatherings were cancelled due to coronavirus restrictions.

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'It's permissible to mourn atheists, homosexuals,' Egyptian cleric says

A cleric in Egypt clarified it is permissible to mourn the lives of atheists and homosexuals, after a debate was triggered by the death of queer ...

Amnesty slams Egypt regime after suicide of gay activist

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Amnesty slams Egypt regime after suicide of gay activist

Egyptian LGBT activist Sara Hegazy, who took her own life in Canada where she lived in exile, had been "oppressed" by the Cairo government, ...

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Cairo film festival's art director resigns over past tweets

Ahmed Shawky has resigned from Cairo's international film festival following outcry at past social media posts that activists say celebrate ...

Decathlon Turkey faces backlash over gay pride post

The New Arab & agencies

Decathlon Turkey faces backlash over gay pride post

The sports brand's support of gay pride has been attacked by some online, whilst others have come out in its defence.

Malaysian launches test case against Islamic gay sex law

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Malaysian launches test case against Islamic gay sex law

A Malaysian man is mounting the first legal challenge to the country's law against gay sex, in a bid to combat the growing persecution of the ...

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

The New Arab

Morocco's LGBT community is living in fear

A month after gay men were outed in Morocco, Ramadan and the Covid-19 lockdown have only made matters worse for the LGBT community.

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