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‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa Videos, Report Highlight Issues of Identity, Activism Print

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‘No Longer Alone’: LGBT Voices from the Middle East, North Africa Videos, Report Highlight Issues of Identity, Activism https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/04/16/no-longer-alone-lgbt-voices-middle-east-north-africa Beirut, April 16, 2018) – Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) activists from Arabic-speaking countries in the Middle East and North Africa are defying state-sponsored repression and social stigma, Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) said in a video series issued today, accompanied by a new report by Human Rights Watch. In the 75-page report, “Audacity in Adversity: LGBT Activism in the Middle East and North Africa” and video series, “No Longer Alone,” activists tell their stories and describe how they are building their movements. To confront myths and counteract the isolation of many LGBT people in the region, Human Rights Watch and AFE teamed up to produce the videos featuring Arabic-speaking LGBT activists describing their jour…

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says his people don’t have oral sex

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This provides yet another example of how idiotic can a dictator become, instructing his citizens about their private sexual practices and shows how the States can control and suppress bodily rights. We should do the best we can to stop stupid people from reaching power https://www.pinknews.co.uk/2018/04/16/oral-sex-yoweri-museveni-uganda-president-says-mouths-are-for-eating/

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni says his people don’t have oral sex

The president of Uganda has said that “outsiders” are trying to get people in his country to engage in oral sex. Speaking in public, President Yoweri Museveni said the sexual act was “wrong” and not what the mouth is for.  Museveni has clamped down on LGBT people ever since taking charge of the country more than three decades ago. In 2014, he signed the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act. he law called for repeat offenders to be sentenced to 14 years in prison and to make it a criminal offence not to report someone for being gay. The lea…

عن العنف الذي نتعرض له لمجرد كوننا مثليين من قبل الأفراد

عن العنف الذي نتعرض له لمجرد كوننا مثليين من قبل الأفراد
القضية التي سأتطرق أليها هنا لا تحدث فقط في مصر، نعم لدي الدراية الكافية بذلك حيث أنها تحدث في بلاد عديدة، ولكن وقعها يكون أقوى وأصعب إذا كنت تعيش في دولة عربية أو إسلامية أو أفريقية مما يزيد من معاناة مجتمع المثليين والمثليات والمتحولين/ والمتحولات جنسيا ومتغيري النوع الاجتماعي ومزدوجي الميول.
وحيث أن دول العالم المتقدمة لا تجرم أو تضطهد الفئة المذكورة، فأنه يمكن لأي من يتعرض منهم للسرقة أو الإساءة الجنسية أن يقوم بالإبلاغ عن ما تعرض له للشرطة ولكن الأمر يختلف تماما إذا كنت تعيش في منطقة الشرق الأوسط وشمال أفريقيا. ومن هذا المنطلق، يعاني أفراد مجتمع ال م.م.م.م من الإساءة والاستغلال والانتهاكات الجنسية والجسدية دون أن يتمتعوا بالحق الأساسي في التوجه للشرطة والقضاء للمطالبة بالتعويض عن حقوقهم إلى جانب تعرضهم للوصم والتمييز مما يحول دون تحقيق العدالة ويثبط من عزيمتهم ويدفعهم للاستسلام والشعور بالقهر.
أنا كشخص مثلي يعيش في مصر تحت ضعوط يومية، اعتدت التزام الصمت عن ما أتعرض له أنا وأقراني وأصدقائي من مآسي وانتهاكات منذ سنوات. لكن في …

An Awful experience I went through yesterday... Still in awe.

Violence perpetuated against me by a non-state factor bully
The issue addressed here is not only exclusive to Egypt as it happens in a lot of countries… But living in An Arab, African, and an Islamic country, makes the ordeal of LGBTQ community worse.
Given that other countries that do not criminalize or discriminate the category in question, one could be subjected to robbery and sexual abuse, and go report it to the police. This is not the same case if you live in the MENA region.
With that being said, members of the LGBTQ constantly suffer from abuse and violations along with being deprived from their right to resort to justice as a result of the stigma that smears them.
As a gay guy living under daily pressure in Egypt, I have been silent for so many years about what I have been going through, about my peers’ misery and the abuse that was inflicted upon us.
On the 9th of March, 2018, I was robbed by a man, who I trusted and thought that he is a trustworthy, reliable, and well-mann…

Whoops: MALE ESCORT EXPOSES 36 GAY PRIESTS IN FILE SENT TO VATICAN CONTAINING EXPLICIT WHATSAPP CHATS AND EROTIC PHOTOS

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MALE ESCORT EXPOSES 36 GAY PRIESTS IN FILE SENT TO VATICAN CONTAINING EXPLICIT WHATSAPP CHATS AND EROTIC PHOTOSBY ON 3/5/18 AT 6:16 AM A 1,200-page dossier containing the names of 34 "actively gay" priests and six seminarians in Italy has been sent to the Vatican by the archdiocese of Naples. The allegations were compiled by Francesco Mangiacapra, a gay male escort who told local media he couldn’t put up with the priests’ "hypocrisy" any longer. "The aim is not to hurt the people mentioned, but to help them understand that their double life, however seemingly convenient, is not useful to them or to all the people for whom they should be a guide and an example to follow," Mangiacapra said, as reported by the Corriere della Sera. Cardinal Crescenzio Sepe, an Italian Cardinal and the current Archbishop of Naples, said in a statement that none…