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United Arab Emirates

LGBTI Rights in United Arab Emirates


ADDED ON: 09/02/2021

Banned and blocked: LGBT+ websites censored from Russia to Indonesia

When Russian cities started banning Pride marches, LGBT+ rights activist Mikhail Tumasov took to the internet to make sure his organisation kept its voice. But state authorities were quick to catch up.…

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ADDED ON: 01/06/2021

One of the most anti-gay countries is about to host a conference on LGBTQ rights

Homosexuality is illegal in the United Arab Emirates and even cross-dressing is forbidden, but Dubai will host the International Conference on Gender Identity and LGBT Rights in May. The country has recently…

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ADDED ON: 05/05/2019

LGBT in the Persian Gulf: Hiding is critical

In the Persian Gulf, LGBT persons in general hide their sexual orientation and non-conforming gender identity. Expressing them could put them at grave risk of violence and criminal prosecution, not only to…

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ADDED ON: 03/26/2019

Little Mix fly the LGBT flag at Dubai concert despite strict homosexuality laws in UAE

Little Mix made quite the statement during their performance in Dubai over the weekend, proudly flying the rainbow flag to support LGBT+ rights. The Shout Out To My Ex singers performed at…

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ADDED ON: 03/22/2019

Loud and proud at Arab summit

Luxembourg’s openly gay prime minister, Xavier Bettel, has boldly condemned Arab countries’ conduct towards LGBT individuals – much to their dismay. Leaders from Arab countries were taken aback by his statements at…

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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: 11/15/2018

Birmingham University Warned of Risk to LGBT Rights at Dubai Campus

Staff and students at the University of Birmingham have warned that LGBT rights are not adequately protected at its new campus in Dubai where being gay or transgender risks imprisonment, flogging and execution. They have called…

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