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Turkey has banned a festival of German language gay films due to kick off in the capital Ankara on Thursday over fears it could be a target for terrorists.

In-depth: The New Arab has spoken with LGBTQI+ refugees on the Greek island of Lesvos to learn of their experience in the Moria refugee camp.

<em>LGBT</em> crackdown: Egypt moves to make homosexuality 'major offence'

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LGBT crackdown: Egypt moves to make homosexuality 'major offence'

An Egyptian lawmaker has submitted a draft law that would see homosexuals and their "supporters" sentenced to lengthy jail terms, amid a government crackdown on homosexuality.

UN condemns <em>LGBT</em> crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan and Indonesia

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UN condemns LGBT crackdowns in Egypt, Azerbaijan and Indonesia

The UN's human rights office calls on governments to end LGBT crackdowns and release individuals detained for consensual same-sex ...

Rights group slams Egypt’s media blackout on homosexuals

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Rights group slams Egypt’s media blackout on homosexuals

An international rights group has slammed an Egyptian media regulatory body’s order prohibiting homosexuals or their slogans from appearing on ...

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Mashrou' Leila denounce Egypt anti-gay crackdown following concert

Lebanon's popular alternative rock band denounces crackdown by Egyptian authorities against homosexuals after a rainbow flag was raised at one of the group's concerts in Cairo.

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The anti-gay agenda of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church

Comment: As the Coptic Orthodox Church pushes Sisi's homophobic policies, young Copts in Egypt are orienting themselves towards Europe and North ...

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Egypt puts 17 men on trial for homosexuality

Egypt put seventeen men suspected of being homosexuals on trial on Sunday, for alleged "debauchery" and "incitement to debauchery", judicial ...

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Rights groups urge Egypt to halt crackdown on homosexuals

Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch urged Egypt to halt their crackdown on people suspected of homosexuality following the waving of ...

Egypt's Coptic church organises conference to 'treat' homosexuality

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Egypt's Coptic church organises conference to 'treat' homosexuality

Egypt's Coptic church has organised a "Volcano of Homosexuality" conference in which a "healing specialist" will teach a workshop on how to ...

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Egypt parliamentarian calls for toughening laws targeting homosexuals

An Egyptian lawmaker has called on parliament to make legislation targeting homosexuals more severe, after several concertgoers were arrested ...

Egypt detains Mashrou’ Leila concertgoers for raising <em>LGBT</em> flag

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Egypt detains Mashrou’ Leila concertgoers for raising LGBT flag

Egyptian authorities detained seven people on Monday for raising the rainbow flag of the LGBT movement at a Cairo concert by Lebanese ...

Egypt court sentences concert-goer to prison over <em>LGBT</em> flag

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Egypt court sentences concert-goer to prison over LGBT flag

An Egyptian court on Tuesday sentenced a student to six years in prison for "practicing debauchery" for raising the rainbow flag of the ...

Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

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Tunisia to ban 'forced anal exams' for homosexuality

Tunisia, where sodomy is punishable by jail, has committed to banning forced anal examinations to determine sexual orientation, the North ...

Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

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Kuwaiti police arrest, abuse 'feminine' Instagram star

An Instagram celebrity, who receives an array of comments for his controversial posts, claims he was arrested and abused in Kuwait for being too ...

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Gay-bashing in Jordan - by the government

Comment: Jordanian authorities have used the case of queer-inclusive social affairs magazine My.Kali to target Jordan's LGBT community, rather than to support universal human rights, writes MJ

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Two 'cross dressing' Singaporeans to be deported from UAE

Two Singaporeans arrested for wearing women's clothes in an Abu Dhabi mall have had their prison sentences quashed and instead will be heavily ...

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A clothing company's attempt to 'rebrand' swastika unsurprisingly backfires

Europe-based KA design has come under fire for trying to "rebrand" the swastika as an LGBT symbol meaning peace and love.

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Nigerian police consider 'gay' charges against 42 men

Nigerian police arrested dozens of men after raiding a gathering at a hotel where counsellors were providing HIV screening tests, demonstrating ...

Jordan MP describes LGBTQ+ magazine as 'deviant and perverted'

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Jordan MP describes LGBTQ+ magazine as 'deviant and perverted'

A Jordan MP embroiled in a social media feud with an LGBTQ+ magazine, has filed an official complaint against the publication, describing it as ...

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Bold Types: Mixed reactions to gay Hijabi TV-show character

A gay Muslim character featured on a newly-aired TV programme in the US has sparked debate online about the portrayal of Muslims in the media.

Don't Mess With My Outfit: Turkish women protest violence

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Don't Mess With My Outfit: Turkish women protest violence

Turkish women took to the streets of Istanbul on Saturday to protest against the animosity they face from men demanding they dress more ...

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Trump transgender army ban outrages Americans

Donald Trump's announcement that transgender men and women will not be able to serve in the military has angered Americans and former servicemen.

Taking Raqqa with Pride: 'Queer militia' raises rainbow flag

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Taking Raqqa with Pride: 'Queer militia' raises rainbow flag

Blog: A newly formed 'queer militia' is defiantly raising the rainbow flag in the heart of Islamic State militants' so-called caliphate in Syria.

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