Challenging anti-LGBTIQ bias in Arabic media
Middle East / North Africa

Challenging anti-LGBTIQ bias in Arabic media

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. Continue reading

Faith and religion / Middle East / North Africa

Iran pushes ‘Islamic human rights’ excluding LGBT people

Kevin Schumacher, OutRight Action International’s program coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa, reports: The Iranian government plans to host an international human rights conference in the city of Qom in August to discuss Islamic Human Rights principles, which will exclude LGBT rights and other issues  “that are based on Western cultural standards and … Continue reading