Jordan

LGBTI Rights in Jordan


ADDED ON: 10/25/2022

Amman coffee shop becomes safe space for LGBTQ Jordanians

Madian Aljazerah, a gay man who opened Books@Cafe, a coffee shop in the Jordanian capital of Amman that has become a safe space for the country’s LGBTQ and intersex community, recently spoke…

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ADDED ON: 07/05/2022

Pride 2022: The founder of Jordan’s first LGBTQ magazine on finding power in the queer Arab experience

After Khalid Abdel-Hadi was outed in the middle-eastern press for being gay, he became more determined than ever to provide representation for LGBTQ+ in the Arab world. “I remember crying in my…

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ADDED ON: 03/21/2022

A ‘Gay Picture’ in Jordanian School Book Stirs Debate!

Following the massive social media campaign over the possible promotion and acceptance of the LGBTQ+ through teaching Jordanian public schools, the Jordan Minister of Education took to the media and social platforms…

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ADDED ON: 01/18/2022

LGBT ACTIVIST DETAINED IN LEBANON, FINALLY ARRIVES IN AUSTRALIA

After fleeing to Turkey from their home country of Jordan in July 2020, LGBTQI activist Alshaima Omama Alzubi has finally arrived in Australia. The 25-year-old Jordanian refugee who identifies as lesbian and…

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ADDED ON: 01/02/2022

We fear that this may end in legalizing gay rights’: MP on adding female noun to constitution

MP Ahmed Al-Qatawneh said Sunday that after legal inquiries it became clear that the word ‘Jordanians’ includes both males and females. He added, during the parliament session devoted to considering constitutional amendments,…

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ADDED ON: 12/28/2021

LEBANON ARRESTS 25-YEAR-OLD LESBIAN REFUGEE ON THEIR WAY TO AUSTRALIA

A Jordanian LGBTQI+ ‘rights defender’ and refugee on their way to Australia has been detained in Lebanon. According to Amnesty International Australia, AOA, a 25-year-old lesbian, non-binary activist was arrested on December…

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ADDED ON: 10/27/2020

Foreigners Living with HIV in Jordan Face an Impossible Choice

In Jordan, medical professionals and health facilities are mandated to report an individual’s HIV status to the government. Foreign nationals found to be HIV-positive are summarily deported regardless of the consequences to…

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ADDED ON: 09/13/2020

TikTok under fire after admitting it restricts some international LGBT hashtags

Social media and entertainment giant TikTok have acknowledged that it restricts LGBT-related hashtags following a report published by a research team in Australia. A report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI)…

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ADDED ON: 09/08/2020

TikTok is suppressing LGBT content in Eastern Europe and the Middle East

Try searching for hashtags related to LGBT issues in countries like Russia, Bosnia, and Jordan on TikTok and you might find no results, even if you were able to see it on…

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ADDED ON: 06/10/2020

This Pride Month, Shame on You: Exposing Anti-LGBT Government Strategies in MENA

As a researcher and advocate for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) rights in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region, I am often asked: “What is it like to be…

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ADDED ON: 06/27/2019

Middle East Survey Sees Patchy Progress in Views on Women’s and LGBT Rights

More men than women in Iraq say they have been sexually harassed, while only 6% of Lebanese people think being gay is acceptable, according to a major survey of public opinion in…

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ADDED ON: 11/07/2018

Controversial Event Involving LGBTI Magazine, Cancelled

Jordanian Ministry of Culture announced on Sunday, November 4, 2018, that the event hosting an LGBTI Magazine was cancelled. "The Jordan National Gallery of Fine Arts decided to cancel the event which…

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