Afghanistan

LGBTI Rights in Afghanistan


ADDED ON: 01/27/2022

LGBTQ+ Afghans Struggle for Work and Food as Taliban Threats Grow

Jan. 26 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) — LGBTQ+ Afghans face increasing threats and violence five months since the Taliban seized power, with many forced into hiding and unable to earn a living amid…

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ADDED ON: 12/30/2021

Out in the World: Mixed record on LGBTQ rights across the world in 2021

The year started out on a hopeful note. The world was looking forward to getting past a dark period in America's leadership and the global COVID-19 pandemic. President Joe Biden's administration and…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2021

Lesbian risks life and flees Afghanistan to escape forced marriage to cruel Taliban brute

Rabia was just 15-years-old when she became engaged to a Taliban officer against her will in a small village in Afghanistan. Now 22-years-old, Rabia has fled Afghanistan and has managed to get…

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ADDED ON: 12/19/2021

Treatment of LGBTQ people across Middle East examined in new report

The International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association (ILGA) published a report on Tuesday covering the criminalization of consensual same-sex relations, stating that the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Kingdom of…

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ADDED ON: 12/17/2021

This Gay Man Escaped From Afghanistan. America Has Abandoned Him in a ‘Terrifying’ Limbo.

C says all he can see are tall buildings surrounding him. “It feels like I have escaped death, but now I am in a prison,” he told The Daily Beast through a…

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ADDED ON: 11/14/2021

Call for asylum for Afghans facing Taliban LGBT kill lists

Just.Equal Australia has urged the Australian Government to provide refuge for LGBTIQA+ Afghans facing persecution under the Taliban regime. The call follows reports from Rainbow Railroad of Taliban LGBT kill lists circulating…

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ADDED ON: 11/13/2021

Out in the World: Rainbow Railroad says resettlement has started for some LGBTQ Afghans

Rainbow Railrod announced that the first group of LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrived in the United Kingdom just before Halloween. They are safe, but hundreds more remain unsafe in Afghanistan and safe houses…

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ADDED ON: 11/09/2021

Another group of LGBTQ Afghans arrive in U.K.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s LGBTQ rights envoy has said another group of LGBTQ Afghans has arrived in the country. Nick Herbert, who is a member of the British House of Lords,…

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ADDED ON: 11/03/2021

‘The Taliban has a kill list’ for the Afghan LGBT community, NGO says

Since the Taliban took control of Afghanistan at the end of August the persecution of the country’s LGBT+ community has ramped up, forcing many to live in hiding, fearing for their lives.…

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ADDED ON: 11/01/2021

LGBTQ Afghans, who were in ‘grave danger’ from the Taliban, evacuated to the UK

A flight of LGBT Afghans arrived in the UK, following a mission from the government and gay rights organizations to move them to safety, it was confirmed. Since the fall of Kabul…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2021

Taliban say gay rights will not be respected under Islamic law

In a rare statement addressing LGBT rights, the Taliban said that their intended support for human rights did not include gay rights. Although Western powers want to avert a humanitarian disaster in…

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ADDED ON: 10/31/2021

‘I feel free’ – LGBT Afghan refugees arrive in UK

I feel like "a human being for the first time" in my life, a gay Afghan man has said after arriving in the UK with 28 others from the LGBT community. The…

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