Afghanistan

LGBTI Rights in Afghanistan


ADDED ON: 06/29/2022

Shunned by law and society, Afghanistan’s LGBT community calls for help.

Rejected by both law and the society, Afghanistan’s LGBT people have been facing a deeper crisis with the Taliban seizing power and implementing a strict form of Islamic Sharia law that lays…

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ADDED ON: 05/12/2022

Out in the World: 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees arrive in Canada

The Canadian government has quietly relocated 60 LGBTQ Afghan refugees from Pakistan to the North American country.  Afghan refugees flew out of Islamabad to Nova Scotia around April 30, according to gay…

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ADDED ON: 04/18/2022

LGBT+ Afghan deaths ‘preventable’ if West had prioritised evacuations, campaigners say

The deaths of LGBT+ people in Afghanistan could have been prevented if Western governments had prioritised their evacuation after the country fell to the Taliban, campaigners have said. It comes after a new…

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ADDED ON: 04/04/2022

‘It’s a living nightmare’ – LGBT Afghans on life after the Taliban takeover

The panic-fuelled chaos that came to define last August’s invasion of Afghanistan may have subsided, but for the LGBT+ people still trapped and facing displacement, the trauma will remain forever ingrained in a…

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ADDED ON: 02/27/2022

Gay Afghan wounded in Taliban stabbing feels ‘alone’ during LGBT+ History Month

A gay, non-binary Afghan has told of how they were left “injured and alone” after suffering severe injuries in a knife attack by the Taliban, as thousands in the queer community continue…

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ADDED ON: 02/02/2022

LGBTQ people in Afghanistan face violence, rape and extortion, say human rights watchdogs.

A recent report by a pair of human rights organizations is warning of the plight of LGBTQ people in Afghanistan, who frequently face threats of violence against them or their families, are…

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ADDED ON: 01/28/2022

Advocacy group renew calls for U.S. to help LGBTQ+ Afghans

WASHINGTON — Advocacy groups on Wednesday renewed calls for the U.S. and other countries to do more to help LGBTQ+ Afghans who remain inside Afghanistan after the Taliban regained control of it. A report…

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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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