100 ans de solitude

Contribution de Adam Damjaoui Cela fait cent ans, de 1913 à 2013, que la solitude nous ronge. Bien entendu, on ne parle pas de l’œuvre de Gabriel García Márquez, mais de la solitude que vivent les membres de notre communauté. En effet, dès l’instauration de l’article 230 du Code Pénal Tunisien en 1913, notre communauté vit en … Continue reading

Putin Bans Popular Russian Gay Dating App during Sochi Winter Olympics 2014

SOCHI, Russia – Dmitry T., founder of Hunters, one of the most popular Russian gay hook-up apps, posted on his Facebook page that his app was hacked affecting all its users’ profiles in Russia, on midnight, 1 February. Dmitry said “I can’t believe it! Last night Hunters was hacked. This attack affected over 72,000 users … Continue reading

A Dying Gay Brother Inspires a Children’s Story on Tolerance

In a world where gay rights recognition vary tremendously from recognition of same-sex marriage or other types of partnerships, to the death penalty as punishment for same-sex sexual activity or even expression of identity, many of us are longing for positive change and cutting with prejudices, hate and fear of the different. From such thoughts, … Continue reading

‘Icontroversy’, Italian Movie to Denounce Homophobia

  From the first sight, ‘Icontroversy’ a short movie directed by Italian graphic designer and director Antonio Prisco gives a feel of anger, darkness and discontent. The short movie to be first screened in Melbourne, Australia is a violent and personal view of the actual social and religious life in Italy. The lead performer in … Continue reading

Tragic Homophobic Murder of Gay Italian in Tunisia

A tragic and homophobic murder of a Gay Italian in Tunisia sheds light on the vulnerable situation of Tunisian Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.   An Italian national tourist, was found dead, murdered, in his apartment in the medina, Hammamet city, a touristic city on the east-northern coasts of Tunisia. Reports indicate he was … Continue reading

Homophobia in Tunisia: People Hate Gays Because of What Straight People Do!

By Rahma Sghaier Rahma Sghaier, 19 years old straight girl. She’s a political and judicial sciences student who cares about Human Rights. In her article contribution, Rahma explores from a personal experience the different reasons behind homophobia in Tunisia.   Homophobia in Tunisia is a very common unhealthy attitude. Unlike many people think, homophobia is … Continue reading

Arab and African Country Leaders Walk Out of UN Panel on Gay Rights

Arab and African countries walk out of the Human Rights council panel after UN Secretary General and Human Rights high commissioner address words around violence against LGBT people. Arab and African countries walked out of the chamber following a recorded message addressed by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon and a word by Navi Pillay, human … Continue reading

Celebrating our First 12 Months of Shared Love, Care and Struggle!

Live Happy, Live Hidden: Tunisian True Story

By Nico Jah, an adventurer, climber and radio DJ currently residing in the Horn of Africa, Aymen is currently planning his escape from Tunisia. He’s plotting where he’s going, country, city, neighborhood, strategically planning where his life as a gay Tunisian might be easier, with less restrictions and above all less fear. In the coming year, … Continue reading

Isn’t it Time for the LGBT Community to Unify in Post-revolutionary Tunisia?

By Idriss The Tunisian society has a different idea of “tolerance” than the western countries. Tolerance in Tunisia is here often called “respect”, but is not a tolerance by conviction, but by tradition and expectations of the society.  Well this is a question that I want to address to everyone who believes in Human Rights. … Continue reading