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Afghanistan

LGBTI Rights in Afghanistan


ADDED ON: 10/01/2021

Columbia University researcher helps evacuate LGBTQ Afghans

Some of the 50 human rights activists that a Columbia University researcher has helped evacuate from Afghanistan since the Taliban regained control of the country are LGBTQ. A press release the Washington…

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ADDED ON: 09/22/2021

‘The Taliban will have no mercy’: LGBTQ+ Afghans go into hiding

Laila, a transgender woman in Afghanistan, rubs her eyes to wipe tears away. “I am terrified. It’s like a nightmare. I don’t feel safe even in my room. I’m scared of the…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2021

LGBTQ Afghans seek help from Immigration Equality

Immigration Equality last week said 80 LGBTQ Afghans have requested assistance from the group. Aaron Morris, executive director of the New York-based group, in a press release noted “our attorneys spoke directly…

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ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

LGBT Afghans are on the run, afraid they could be stoned to death under Taliban law

Ahmadullah says the Taliban beheaded his boyfriend on the day they entered Kabul. "We were in a restaurant having breakfast when we heard about the Taliban," he told the ABC, referring to…

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ADDED ON: 08/31/2021

Afghan Gay Men Are Terrified. Taliban Continue to Hunt, Betray, Out, Rape, Beat, Murder, Cause Suicides…And That’s Just the Last 2 Weeks

Taliban are going door-to-door looking for journalists, interpreters and LGBTQ+ people. The longest war the US has ever been in was not won by US. We are hard pressed to explain the…

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ADDED ON: 08/29/2021

‘A virtual death sentence’: Gay Afghans brace for uncertain future under Taliban

N, a 20-year-old student living in Afghanistan, is in hiding as she hopes for news that she and her family can leave the country. As a lesbian, she believes she will be…

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ADDED ON: 08/27/2021

UK HOME OFFICE TELLS GAY AFGHAN THAT HE COULD BE SENT BACK TO AFGHANISTAN

An undocumented Afghan man living in the United Kingdom has been reportedly told by the Home Office that he may have to go back to Afghanistan. Ahmad, 29, arrived in the United…

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ADDED ON: 08/25/2021

64 members of Congress urge US to evacuate LGBTQ Afghans

More than 60 members of Congress on Tuesday urged the U.S. to evacuate LGBTQ Afghans from their country after the Taliban regained control of it. The letter to Secretary of State Antony…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2021

This brave charity is helping desperate LGBT+ Afghans escape the brutal Taliban

The Rainbow Railroad is a global NGO providing aid and asylum to LGBT+ people around the world. Since its founding it’s helped more than 1,600 LGBT+ people find safety, including many victims…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2021

LGBT in Afghanistan: ‘I could be killed on the spot’

Before the Taliban uprising in Afghanistan, life for gay man Abdul (his name has been changed) was already dangerous. If he'd spoken about his sexuality to the wrong person then, Abdul could…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2021

‘Everything is gone’ for LGBT+ Afghans, says bisexual man who escaped before Taliban took over

Afghanistan wasn’t a welcoming place for LGBT+ people prior to the Taliban takeover that shocked the world – but human rights activists are expecting things to get much worse. The militant group…

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ADDED ON: 08/19/2021

How to Help Queer Afghans Right Now

As images of Taliban forces regaining control of Afghanistan circulate across social media, many can’t help but think about the future of the country’s LGBT population. Same-sex sexual activity was already outlawed…

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