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Tunisia's ministry of culture has banned the Oscar-nominated film "Call Me By Your Name", a love story between two men, one of its main distributors said on Wednesday.Read More
Tunis (AFP) Tunisia’s ministry of culture has banned the Oscar-nominated film “Call Me By Your Name”, a love story between two men, one of its main distributors said on Wednesday. The feature film was due to be screened on Wednesday night in the capital Tunis but the venue announced on Facebook that the event had been “cancelled”. It was “banned,” the distributor Lassaad Goubantini told AFP, denouncing the decision as “an attack on liberties” motivated by “the subject of the film”. A story of love between a 17-year-old and anRead More

Posted On January 27, 2018By In None

Tunisia police disperse LGBT protesters

Plain-clothed Tunisian police on Saturday broke up a demonstration by LGBT activists in the centre of the capital after it was banned "for their own security", the interior ministry said.Read More
Tunis (AFP) Plain-clothed Tunisian police on Saturday broke up a demonstration by LGBT activists in the centre of the capital after it was banned “for their own security”, the interior ministry said. A call had been made to protest outside the tourism ministry under the hashtag “#Sayebni” (“Let me go”) to demand the repeal of “retrograde” laws and the end of “the criminalisation of sexual freedom and discrimination against women”. But activists said late Friday they had been told by the interior ministry that their demonstration had been banned. “WeRead More
The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.Read More
Tunis (AFP) The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison. Twelve short and medium-length films produced in Tunisia and across the Middle East and North Africa are being shown at the “Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival” that opened Monday. The four-day event is organised by Mawjoudin, Arabic for “We Exist”, a Tunisian non-governmental association which defends the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. It is the first event of its kindRead More
An Egyptian court has ruled to release on bail two people arrested over the raising of an LGBT rainbow flag at a Cairo concert, their lawyer said Tuesday.Read More
Cairo (AFP) An Egyptian court has ruled to release on bail two people arrested over the raising of an LGBT rainbow flag at a Cairo concert, their lawyer said Tuesday. The appearance of the symbolic banner of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community among the crowd at a gig by Lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila in September sparked a broad crackdown by the authorities. Security and judicial sources said in the days following the concert that at least six people were arrested over the incident on charges including “inciting immorality”.Read More

Posted On December 18, 2017By AdminIn None

LGBT radio goes online in Tunisia despite threats

An online radio station catering for the LGBT community, believed to be the first of its kind in the Arab world, started broadcasting in Tunisia on Monday.Read More

Posted On November 26, 2017By In None

Egypt jails 14 for homosexuality

An Egyptian court on Sunday sentenced 14 men convicted of being homosexuals to three years in jail each for "abnormal" sexual relations, a defence lawyer said.Read More