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New videos shine a light on LGBTI+ life in Middle East and North Africa

New videos shine a light on LGBTI+ life in Middle East and North Africa

A new campaign from Human Rights Watch is telling the stories of LGBTI+ people living in North Africa and the Middle East. The #NoLongerAlone series was created in partnership with the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality and released alongside¬†Audacity in Adversity: LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa –¬†a report from the […]

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30+ men arrested by Iranian authorities on sodomy charges

30+ men arrested by Iranian authorities on sodomy charges

Over 30 men were arrested in the Iranian city of Isfahan last month and will face intrustive “testing” from the nation’s authorities. The Jerusalem Post has reported a party in the Bahadoran District was raided in late April, where weapons were discharged before the arrests were made. Reports from Canada’s Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees […]

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Gay Dating Sites Used for Entrapment in Middle East

Gay Dating Sites Used for Entrapment in Middle East

The Electronic Frontier Foundation has stated that gay dating sites are being used to by police to entrap men across the Middle East. The group has stated that in countries where homosexuality is illegal, police are using apps and websites to convince men to meet them and then arresting them. Several cases of entrapment have […]

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