LGBTQ Rights

Iraq On the Verge of Legalizing "Kill the Gays" Law

Iraq’s Parliament recently postponed a plan to vote on a proposed bill passed on April 15th that would make same-sex acts punishable by death as the country’s prime minister is set to meet with US President Joe Biden over plans to increase investment in the Middle Eastern country.

Stoning & Crucifixion: Yemeni Houthis Sentence 9 to Death for Homosexuality

A Houthi court has sentenced nine Yemeni men to death in a mass trial based on “dubious” charges of sodomy last March, which follows after the radical Shia Islamist group sentenced 13 men to death for homosexuality in February.

You Won't Believe What Qatar Did to This Gay British Airline Worker

A British citizen who served as a former manager for British Airways is currently being held in prison in Qatar after he was arrested because of his sexuality after responding to a fake message on the LGBTQIA+ dating app Grindr.

Yemeni Houthis Sentence 13 Men to Death for Homosexuality

Thirteen people have been sentenced to public execution by a Houthi court on homosexual charges, while another 35 people have been imprisoned for similar accusations. The ruling came amidst an ongoing war between the United States and Houthis, who are backed by Iran.

The Shocking Reality of Islamist Violence Against British Politicians

British Member of Parliament Mike Freer has announced that he will not seek re-election in the upcoming general elections in the United Kingdom, which will likely be held in 2024 or January 2025.

Lesbian Christmas Nativity Scene Declared “Blasphemous” in Italy

While many churches worldwide celebrated Christmas last year by sticking to longstanding traditions, a church in a town in Italy did something different, especially when setting up the Nativity scene, often a centerpiece in many communities and churches.

The Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Capocastello di Mercogliano became the center of controversy in Italy after it set up a Nativity scene featuring two mothers instead of Joseph and Mary's traditional setup.

Push to Decriminalize Homosexuality In Lebanon Faces Religious Backlash!

A television channel in Lebanon recently launched an ad campaign to decriminalize homosexuality in the country, sparking outrage among religious leaders.

Murr Television (MTV) released a video last September 2nd announcing its support for abolishing a provision in Lebanon’s Penal Code that makes "unnatural sexual intercourse,” often used to target members of the LGBTQIA+ community in the country, punishable by one year in prison.

LGBT Rights Under Siege: How Jordan's New Law Damages Digital Freedom!

The King of Jordan approved a new cybercrime law on August 12th after being passed in the Jordanian Parliament. Critics and human rights activists fear that this new cybercrime law is more draconian than the previous one and that it will jeopardize rights both online and offline and could be used to target marginalized groups, particularly the members of the LGBTQIA+ community.