The 1821 Village nightclub in the tourist city of Sousse on the east coast of Tunisia was accused of homophobia after it expelled several LBGTQI people on the night of July 1-2. The night club’s management denied the accusation, but the Tunisian Coalition for the Rights of LGBTQI People demanded that the owners apologize for …
A Tunisian judge has sentenced a 16-year-old to four months in prison for homosexuality. The youth will serve the sentence at a reform school.
Human rights groups and LGBTI rights organizations from the seven countries of North Africa have joined forces today to seek recognition for the human rights of LGBTI people on the occasion of the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).
Financial woes threatened to shutter a house that serves as a judgment-free shelter for LGBT Tunisians from the homophobia that often surrounds them.
Arabic-language media regularly display anti-LGBTIQ bias, often using loaded words for sexual minorities that mean “faggots,” “sinners,” “immoral” and “devil worshippers.” A new project from OutRight Action International seeks to change that.
The hunt for homosexuals continues in Tunisia, this week in Tataouine in the southern part of the country.
The Lebanese Medical Association for Sexual Health (LebMASH) held its first-ever LGBT health week this month, focusing on the health problems caused by the LGBT community’s marginalization in Lebanon.
A 21-year-old student and a 38-year-old filmmaker were sent to jail today in Tunisia to await their trial on homosexuality charges. They were arrested March 13, according to the Tunisian news website Kapitalis.com.
The Tunisian LGBTI advocacy group Shams (a word that means “sun”) reported today: “The Sousse Court of Appeal upheld a two-month jail sentence against two boys [ages 19 and 25] from Hammam Sousse. “They will be released today, seeing that they were arrested on Jan. 12, 2017, and that they have now served their entire …
Two young Tunisian men were sentenced today to 8 months in prison for homosexual activity.