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LGBTI Rights in Morocco


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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ADDED ON: 04/18/2020

Gay men in Morocco say they are ‘living in constant fright’ after an influencer’s video sparked a trend

An Instagram influencer's video has started a dangerous trend where women are outing gay men in Morocco — where homosexuality is illegal — after encouraging her followers there to download gay dating…

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ADDED ON: 07/31/2019

‘We need freedom’: Sehaq, the party space for Amsterdam’s queer refugees

At the dinner table, conversations bubble around people as they tuck into a three-course meal. A plethora of different nationalities and identities have pulled up a chair and, here at Sehaq in…

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ADDED ON: 06/30/2019

Video: LGBT activists talk openly about life in Morocco

In collaboration with the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE), Human Rights Watch released a video, Monday, June 24. The footage, published on the Human Rights Watch Facebook page, aims to…

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ADDED ON: 01/29/2019

Moroccan LGBT man claims police abuse, officers sanctioned

Chafik Lafrid, 33, said his life become ‘‘hell’‘ when he went out on December 31 last year dressed like a woman. The Moroccan gay man claims that he was abused by police…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2018

When You are Gay and African, Sometimes Your only Choice is to Flee

Camara, Diawara, Yassin and Farid were all born in countries where homosexuality is considered shameful, taboo and sometimes even a crime. Camara is from Mali, Diawara from Guinea and Yassin and Farid…

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ADDED ON: 05/08/2018

LGBT Asylum Seekers in France Face Difficulties

There has been an increase in the number of LGBT people applying for asylum in France over the past few years. Several French associations, founded to help LGBT people in France, have…

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