Tunisia

LGBTI Rights in Tunisia


ADDED ON: 01/04/2023

Tunisia court drops case against LGBTQ rights activist

A Tunisian appeals court has ruled that the prosecution of a queer activist in a landmark LGBTQ case is "null and void," an NGO and a judicial spokesman said Tuesday. The decision…

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ADDED ON: 12/24/2022

Tunisia: Activists seek to block anti-gay sportscaster from visiting Europe

The LGBTQ rights group ADHEOS is seeking to block a sportscaster and former Tunisian official from traveling in Europe because of his violently homophobic comments on a Qatari sports channel during the…

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ADDED ON: 12/07/2022

Across vast Muslim world, LGBTQ people remain marginalized

On the outskirts of Yogyakarta, an Indonesian city that’s home to many universities, is a small boarding school with a mission that seems out of place in a nation with more Muslim…

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ADDED ON: 07/23/2022

Police arrest leading gay activist in crackdown on Tunisia rally

Police have arrested a leading gay rights campaigner in a violent pushback against young people during a rally against the upcoming referendum on the Tunisian president’s newly proposed constitution. Police violently shoved…

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ADDED ON: 07/01/2022

Challenging Tunisian society’s homophobia through theatre

For the LGBTQI+ community in North Africa and the Middle East, Pride Month is bittersweet. While celebrating their love and existence within safe and private spaces, members of the queer community in many…

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ADDED ON: 05/26/2022

Tunisia’s first LGBTQ play lifts curtain on hidden violence

The first queer play to be staged in Tunisia has premiered in the capital, Tunis. Director Essia Jaibi's latest work aims to challenge conservative attitudes in a country where same-sex acts are punishable…

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ADDED ON: 04/09/2022

Tough Territory for Transgender People in the Middle East and North Africa

Transgender people, whose assigned gender at birth does not match their gender identity, face a grim reality in much of the Middle East and North Africa region, including daunting obstacles to legal…

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ADDED ON: 03/07/2022

Sentenced for a selfie: Middle East police target LGBTQ+ phones

BEIRUT/LOS ANGELES, March 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Before Omar leaves home in the morning, he carefully uninstalls the apps on his phone one by one - no WhatsApp, no Facebook, no…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2022

Tunisian LGBT activists fight back after alleged police assault

On October 21, 2021, prominent LGBTQ activist Badr Baabou was brutally assaulted in downtown Tunis by two men, one wearing a police uniform, who left him bruised and bloodied, and who robbed…

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ADDED ON: 12/29/2021

Court case seeks to legalize homosexuality in Tunisia

A group of lawyers, human rights activists and the LGBT community filed an appeal on Thursday, December 16, to overturn two convictions for homosexuality, in a country where it is still punishable…

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ADDED ON: 12/12/2021

Tunisia: LGBT activist’s assault seen as a pattern by police

A prominent LGBTQ activist in Tunisia has reported that two men, one dressed in police uniform, threw him to the ground, beat and kicked him during an assault they said was punishment…

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ADDED ON: 12/11/2021

LGBTQ Community in Tunisia Forcibly Outed to Public, Face Police Brutality: Activists

Tunisian LGBTQ activists are demanding change after a series of brutal attacks and harassment campaigns. The Associated Press interviewed activists in the North African country, including Tunisian Association for Justice and Equality…

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