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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.

Turkey defends Red Crescent head in anti-gay tweet row

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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.

Thousands in Israel attend muted Gay Pride despite coronavirus

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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.

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

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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 ...

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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, Amnesty International said.

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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 ...

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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.

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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

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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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The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

The colourful LGBT flag was raised in Baghdad to mark the International Day Against Homophobia, prompting praise but mostly backlash ...

EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

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EU embassies face Iraqi backlash after raising 'LGBTQ flag'

An LGBTQ flag that was raised by western diplomats in Iraq's capital Baghdad prompted a swift backlash online, forcing the missions to U-turn on ...

EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

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EU embassies raise LGBTQ flag in Iraqi capital

The representatives of Canada, the United Kingdom and the European Union in Iraq marked the International Day Against Homophobia by ...

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Anu Shukla

How lockdown is dismantling borders for Arab artists

Lockdown is bringing an ironic sense of freedom to artists in the Middle East, with live streams dismantling borders and opening frontiers like ...

Coronavirus: Lebanon's LGBT+ community is locked down and unprotected

Emily Lewis

Coronavirus: Lebanon's LGBT+ community is locked down and unprotected

LGBT+ people in Lebanon, whose mere existence is already criminalised, often depend on community centres, tight social networks and dedicated ...

Aniqah Choudhri

The loneliness of being queer and Muslim

Comment: LGBT Muslims in the UK face both homophobia and Islamophobia, writes Aniqah Choudhri.

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LGBTQ+ filmmakers to boycott Israel's queer film festival

More than 100 figures in the film industry have accused Israel of 'pinkwashing' with its 2020 TLVFest.

Malia Bouattia

How French 'secularism' became a front for Islamophobia

Comment: President Macron has demonstrated once again that in France, inciting hatred or attacking a person's dignity is ok, if the target is ...

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LGBTQ+ group to hold UK's first Muslim pride festival

While a venue has not been announced, a crowdfunding campaign has raised £10,000 to fund the event.

Qatar-based US university cancels Mashrou' Leila event after backlash

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Qatar-based US university cancels Mashrou' Leila event after backlash

An American university's Qatar campus was forced to cancel an event featuring Lebanese indie band Mashrou' Leila after hostile objections on ...

Sarah Shaffi

Me and White Supremacy

Book Club: Me and White Supremacy forces those with white privilege to examine their complicity in white supremacy and how they uphold that ...

'Queer Palestinians' attacked in homophobic hate crime

Diana Alghoul

'Queer Palestinians' attacked in homophobic hate crime

Sammy and her two friends were beaten near Ramallah as police watched in an anti-LGBTQ+ hate crime.

What Labour's women can learn from Tlaib and Omar

Malia Bouattia

What Labour's women can learn from Tlaib and Omar

Comment: Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar's responses to smear campaigns are good examples for Labour's Salma Yaqoob and Zarah ...

UK Police investigating homophobic attack on Pride

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UK Police investigating homophobic attack on Pride

A woman veiled in a niqab caused outrage across the UK after she spewed homophobic abuse at Pride-goers in London.

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