Syria

LGBTI Rights in Syria


ADDED ON: 07/06/2019

Four LGBT Syrian refugees arrive in UK in time for Pride

Four newly arrived LGBT Syrian refugees will be able to openly express their sexual identity when they join the Pride celebrations in central London on Saturday. They arrived in London on Thursday…

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ADDED ON: 06/23/2019

How a housepainter and an army widow led the secret fight to save LGBT people from ISIS

The first time Majid and Ahlam saved a gay person’s life, they didn't even know what LGBT stood for. Word had reached them that three men were being held at home by…

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ADDED ON: 05/24/2019

Freedom comes at the cost of love

Close on five years into his forced conscription into the Syrian army, bombs smashed into the military base in the city of Deir ez-Zor, where Fadi Salim* was stationed. Injured in the…

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ADDED ON: 04/16/2019

LGBT Syrian refugees launch legal challenge against UK Home Office ‘abandonment’

Fifteen LGBT Syrian refugees, living in Turkey, launched a legal claim against the UK Home Office on Monday. The group claim the British government has abandoned them despite assurances they will be…

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ADDED ON: 01/16/2019

Tunisia: Engineer loses job, faces trial for old videos on his phone

A Tunisian man who worked in Dubai for the past five years lost his job and now faces criminal homosexuality charges in a Tunisian court — all because police found old intimate…

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ADDED ON: 12/22/2018

I was reborn here’: Gay Syrian refugee says Canada has welcomed him

Khaled was born in Syria, but his life began anew when he arrived in Canada as a refugee in 2015. "I was born there, but I was reborn here," he said. Khaled is gay…

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ADDED ON: 09/16/2018

‘We’re Brothers, Sisters and Activists’: The Greek Collective of Gay and Trans Refugees

Maha was a final-year trainee at a police academy in Basra, southeast Iraq, when her phone went missing. It was summer 2011. Only 17, she was nervous about telling her parents, though…

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ADDED ON: 08/20/2018

‘I Am Me Now’: Syrian Refugee to Lead Kelowna Pride March after Life of Secrecy

Anas Qartoumeh says he wants Canada to keep fighting for human rights abroad. The Grand Marshal of the 2018 Kelowna Pride March is proud to lead the parade, but more important, he’s just…

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