Afghanistan

LGBTI Rights in Afghanistan


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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ADDED ON: 10/23/2021

Gay Afghan Says the Taliban Burned Him, Lives ‘Like a Prisoner’ Now

A gay man from Afghanistan said he was burned by the Taliban. He now lives in hiding out of concern for his safety and said he’s been surprised at the lack of…

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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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