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Human Rights Watch has reported of harrowing violence in Syria against men and trans women during the war.

Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

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Saudi Arabia jails Yemeni blogger over LGBTQ+ rights support

The blogger is scheduled to be deported to Yemen, where he faces death threats.

Egypt actor's <em>transgender</em> son sued over Sarah Hegazi post

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Egypt actor's transgender son sued over Sarah Hegazi post

The transgender son of prominent Egyptian actor Hisham Selim was sued after posting an Instagram video in support of Sarah Hegazi, an ...

Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

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Stateless Kuwait student’s suicide attempt leads to outcry

The attempted suicide of a medical student from Kuwait’s persecuted Bidoon, who are denied citizenship, has led to anger on social media about ...

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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 feminist Sarah al-Hegazy.

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Trump's attempt to end Obama-era immigration policy ruled unlawful

Donald Trump's efforts to end legal protects to over half a million young immigrants has been rejected by the highest court in the United ...

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Turkey transgender woman sues neighbours over years of harassment

Turkish trans woman Ajda Ender has finally had her lawsuit accepted by a court after more than a decade of 'gender-based harassment' and ...

Rasha Younes

For Sarah Hegazy: In rage, in grief, in exhaustion

Comment: Sarah Hegazy was driven to take her life by Egypt's state-powered, lethal patriarchy. As we continue to resist, may she rest, spared of ...

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, ...

Gasia Ohanes

Detained Kuwaiti transgender woman released after social media backlash

Maha Al-Mutairi, who was detained was released Monday night, according to her legal representative.

Kuwait <em>transgender</em> woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Danya Hajjaji

Kuwait transgender woman imprisoned after speaking out on abuse

Social media users rallied around a Kuwaiti transgender woman who surrendered herself to police after she spoke out on her alleged ...

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.

The Iraq Report: Raising of LGBT flag sparks outcry

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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 online and ...

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

Danya Hajjaji

Egyptian actor supports trans son, activists see timid step

When a prominent Egyptian actor came forward as the parent of a trans son, Arab LGBTQ+ activists said a long-overdue conversation had begun, but ...

The New Arab

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 the move.

The New Arab

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 raising the ...

The New Arab

Garbage collectors angered by Egyptian comedy series

Egypt’s 'Zabbaleen' said they were angered by a series airing this Ramadan about refuse collectors.

The New Arab

Top Egyptian actor breaks taboo by revealing transgender son

Hesham Salim said he was not 'confused or surprised' when his son Nour came out as transgender.

WATCH: Two Moroccan families battle with swords in Fez

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WATCH: Two Moroccan families battle with swords in Fez

A dispute between two families in Morocco's Fez city on Friday resulted in a street sword fight, authorities confirmed.

The New Arab

Gay Moroccans 'outed and abused' after photos leaked online

Gay men in Morocco are facing abuse and homelessness after being kicked out by family members following a targeted abuse campaign to 'out' their ...

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 ...

In Lebanon's Covid-19, aid the vulnerable, including LGBT people

Rasha Younes

In Lebanon's Covid-19, aid the vulnerable, including LGBT people

Comment: LGBT people in Lebanon already faced structural marginalisation. With many of their support networks unavailable under lockdown, ...

Muslims still feel unsafe after deadly New Zealand massacre

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Muslims still feel unsafe after deadly New Zealand massacre

On March 15, 2019, a self-avowed white supremacist launched a massacre on mosques in New Zealand, killing 51 worshippers. Today, Muslims still ...

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