In Pakistan in 2003, Fatema was 11 when her mother told her they were going to a place that would relieve the stomach pain the preteen was having. She was in for a cruel surprise.
Russian LGBT Network report reveals details of gays being persecuted in Chechnya
The report “They said that I’m not a human, that I am nothing. That I should rather be a terrorist, than a fagot” is based on testimonies of 33 people from Chechnya who were persecuted,
Gay Men In Iran Struggle To Survive
In April this year, under the leadership of the so-called “moderate” President Hassan Rouhani, Iran’s morality police raided a party in the city of Isfahan for no reason other than the fact that the majority of the guests were allegedly gay men between the ages of 16 and 30.
Russia opens investigation into Chechnya’s gay purge, reports of abuse continue
The Russian federal government opened an investigation into cases of abuse against gays in Chechnya last week after international pressure and media reports continued to expose the atrocities. The outcry follows a report by an independent Russian newspaper and activists that more than 100 suspected gay men in Chechnya were rounded up and tortured with electric shocks,
Women’s bodies the new battlefield of Tunisian lawmakers
The Tunisian parliament will soon start debating a new set of laws regarding violence against women, proposed by the Ministry of women’s affairs. Honestly, I am neither excited nor delighted.
With Nepal as a model, South Asia leads the way in recognition of third gender citizens
Nepal is an example of how LGBT rights can expand in a socially conservative country
They are commonly known throughout Nepal and the South Asian subcontinent, seen in movies and other media.