Europa und die Heteronormalisierung der islamischen Welt Berlin: Most of the Arab states inherited strict laws against homosexuality from the French or British colonial systems of justice. ISIS reportedly executed at least 23 people in Iraq, 16 in Syria, two in border territory between Iraq and Syria, and three in Libya for alleged sodomy as of June Never have I spoken there and not been understood. More recently in the medieval period and the early modern age, Middle Eastern societies saw a flourishing of homo-erotic literature.
Amir Ashour of IraQueer explained:.
Audacity in Adversity
Still, more needs to be done, Ballan said: I stood up, my body quivering, and said: In the next five years we need to focus more on cultural production, through media and multimedia, social media, but also offline, doing cinema, short movies, mass production, festivals. We connect them with a lawyer. In countries where people are arrested on the grounds of their perceived sexual orientation or gender identity, security forces have subjected them to torture and beatings. Transgender The gender identity of people whose sex assigned at birth does not conform to their identified or lived gender. It conducts capacity building workshops for activists from throughout the region, hosts an annual conference, serves as a fiscal sponsor and helps to coordinate emergency support for activists at risk.
Specifically on gender and sexuality, there is a paradigm shift, a change in the way young people think about gender and sexuality, related to the sexual violence in Tahrir and the activism around it. Ashour told Human Rights Watch: Sometimes safe spaces are needed for LGBT people who have faced violence, the threat of violence, eviction, or family rejection. It was an audacious action in a country that, under President al-Sisi, has developed a reputation for severe oppression of LGBT people. In response, the head of the Lebanese Order of Physicians, Dr. The breakdown of countries in or with regard to which the activists were conducting the bulk of their work was as follows: Other human rights defenders were shocked when the space shrank so quickly.