Tying the Knot – movie review


A look at struggles of real gay couples in the US from the sixties to 2004 Tying the Knot is a documentary first premiered in May 2004 at the Tribeca Film Festival. The documentary was directed by Jim de Sève. His husband Kian Tjong was involved with the production along with a team of four … Continue reading

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

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem Affiche le Badge Rainbow


La ministre des Droits des femmes et Porte-parole du gouvernement français Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, d’orgine marocaine, s’est vue confier par François Hollande la mission pour la lutte contre l’homophobie. Par Yasmina Zidane Têtu, le magazine français destiné à la communauté LGBT, nous décrit la rencontre entre Najat Vallaud-Belkacem et les militants LGBT du Maghreb. C’est la première fois … 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

Netherlands Opens it’s Doors to Gay Iraqis


The Dutch government has announced it will grant asylum to LGBT Iraqis, after declaring Iraq is no longer safe for them. Pink Paper – Immigration minister Geert Leers temporarily halted the deportation of gay Iraqis last month after an alert from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs warned it was impossible to be openly gay in … 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

Interview: On the roof with Khalid, LGBT Hero, Model & Writer… Come and have a drink with us!


Most of us are spread around numerous countries living in isolation just because who we are is illegal. Most of us probably went through times feeling like being all alone, going through an identity crisis, a family crisis and a society crisis. In one way or another, the media plays a role into forcing certain … Continue reading

On a hunger strike for a universal decriminalisation of homosexuality


Because they believe that getting a UN resolution is an emergency, three militants of the IDAHO Committee have stopped eating since Monday. The ‘Quai d’Orsay’, calls for “more time”. IDAHO commemorates every 17th of May the International Day against Homophobia and Trans-phobia.  The three members’ demand is for France to actively engage in the maneuvers … Continue reading

Tunisian Human Rights Minister Rejects Gay Rights UNHRC Recommendations


By Fadi Krouj and Dan Littauer Tunisian minister of human rights, transitional justice and spokesman of the Tunisian government, Samir Dilou has rejected a recommendation by the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to decriminalize same-sex acts, stating that sexual orientation was a western concept which is incompatible with Islam, Tunisian culture and traditions. In … Continue reading