Afghanistan

LGBTI Rights in Afghanistan


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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ADDED ON: 08/18/2021

Countries urged to offer refuge to LGBTQ Afghans

Advocacy groups have urged the U.S. and other countries to offer refuge to LGBTQ Afghans after the Taliban regained control of the country. “As Afghanistan falls to the Taliban, members of the…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2021

Transgender USAF veteran trapped in Taliban takeover of Kabul

As the government of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani collapsed and he has now fled the country, chaos has descended on the Afghan capital city. Late reports Sunday indicated Afghan security forces had…

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ADDED ON: 07/13/2021

Taliban vow to crush gay men to death by pushing WALLS onto them as jihadis plunge Afghanistan back under Sharia law

THE Taliban have horrifically vowed to crush gay men to death by pushing walls on them as they plan to reinstate Sharia law across Afghanistan. Jihadist judge Gul Rahim, 38, offered an…

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ADDED ON: 05/04/2020

Husband, father, sex worker: As adults, Afghanistan’s ‘dancing boys’ lead double lives

In conservative Afghanistan, former dancing boy Farhad leads a double life; married father-of-six by day, cross-dressing dancer and sex worker by night. The practice of “bacha bazi” - translated as “boy play”…

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ADDED ON: 12/14/2019

Gay Afghans Facing Deportation From UK Told ‘Pretend To Be Straight’

Gay Afghans facing deportation from UK told ‘pretend to be straight’ Gay Afghans being deported to their home country where homosexuality is illegal are being told to pretend to be straight, in…

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ADDED ON: 10/13/2019

‘The protagonist’s identity of marginalised gay Muslim Afghan refugee is definitely mine’

August 22, 2013 was an important day in Afghan history, and also in Nemat Sadat’s life. Sadat was the first person from Afghanistan to come out, through a post shared on Facebook.…

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ADDED ON: 04/05/2019

All the countries ignored in the Brunei backlash

Brunei’s harsh new laws targeting LGBT people have shocked the world and prompted global condemnation. High-profile celebrities from George Clooney to Ellen DeGeneres have called for a public boycott to hotels owned…

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ADDED ON: 08/16/2018

Austria Rejects ‘gay Afghan’s’ Asylum Claim Telling Him he Doesn’t ‘walk, talk or dress like a homosexual’

Austria has rejected the asylum application of an Afghan claiming to be gay because he did not ‘act’ or ‘dress’ like a homosexual, according to a media report. An official in Lower Austria state found no…

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