Morocco

LGBTI Rights in Morocco


ADDED ON: 08/02/2022

An Arabic anti-LGBTQ+ campaign is going viral on Twitter

In late June, an account launched on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Telegram called Fetrah — the Arabic word for “human instinct.” Soon after, the account posted a Twitter thread in Arabic calling…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2022

Morocco’s former PM condemned for sharing debunked homophobic theory about monkeypox

Morocco's former prime minister Saad Eddin El Othmani is under fire for sharing a homophobic theory regarding monkeypox, as the virus spreads rapidly worldwide. "The vast majority of modern monkeypox cases are sexually…

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ADDED ON: 03/03/2022

Moroccan journalist supports Putin’s war on Ukraine praising homophobic stance of ‘Russian civilisation’

A Moroccan journalist is facing backlash from the gay community in the kingdom after he expressed support for Putin’s war on Ukraine, praising the Russian leader for his homophobic policies. Rachid Achachi, a…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2022

Moroccan ministry worker fired for mentioning ‘sexual orientation’

The head of literacy at Morocco’s ministry of endowments and Islamic affairs has been fired for simply mentioning sexual orientation in adult learning materials. According to The New Arab, the employee oversaw…

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ADDED ON: 02/09/2021

Gay asylum seeker flees persecution in Morocco, only to endure more homophobia when arriving in the UK

He previously told ITV: “It was always, ‘hide yourself, hide yourself’, and don’t show your colours. “If you show your colours it means that you are going to face the most discriminatory…

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ADDED ON: 09/15/2020

Life getting better for Moroccan LGBTQ community

Fez, MOROCCO – Having a sexual orientation other than straight in Morocco is complicated at best, but seems to be slowly getting better. Members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer…

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ADDED ON: 07/28/2020

Moroccan women break through in rap scene dominated by men

In a rap scene dominated my men, women’s voices are starting to make waves in Morocco. Houda Abouz, a 24-year-old who majors in film studies at a university in the northern city…

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ADDED ON: 06/12/2020

Neymar Jr to Face Homophobia Charges in Brazil

As French teams await for the resumption of the French Football league (Ligue 1), a Brazilian LGBT activist has filed a lawsuit against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) forward Neymar Jr for “homophobia and…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

With blackmail list, gay men in Ghana fight conmen posing as lovers

As Benson walked across the street towards his date in Ghana’s capital, Accra, he saw something was wrong - it was not the man he had been messaging on the popular gay…

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ADDED ON: 05/14/2020

Morocco Instagram influencer apologises for role in outing of gay men

A transgender Instagram influencer blamed for a wave of homophobic attacks in Morocco apologised on Wednesday for encouraging her followers to download dating apps that were then used to locate and publicly…

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ADDED ON: 04/29/2020

Grindr witch-hunt sparks fresh call to make gay sex legal in Morocco

Morocco is facing fresh demands to decriminalize gay sex after women started outing gay and bi men using dating apps. As GSN reported last week, a Moroccan expat living in Turkey called…

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ADDED ON: 04/27/2020

Dozens of Gay Men Are Outed in Morocco as Photos Are Spread Online

At least 50 to 100 gay men were outed in Morocco over the last two weeks, rights activists say, after the men were identified on location-based meeting apps while sheltering at home…

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