By continuing your visit on this site, you accept the use of cookies to ensure that your visit goes smoothly.

Directory
Directory
Great businesses, talented artists, awesome peeps, ...

Visit

Tuesday, 09 February 2016 00:45

Kuwait May Be About To Better Accommodate Its Gay Students

Written by 

Bader Al Essa

 

 

Apparently Kuwait adopted a better policy towards gay students.

The Minister of Education and Higher Education in Kuwait, Dr. Bader Al-Essa, announced through the Kuwait Timesthe Kuwait Times that gay students could not be expelled from school anymore on the grounds of their homosexuality.

He even said that if some schools continued their expulsions based on sexual orientation, students could "return by the power of law."

Al-Essa surprised everyone by announcing that possible law. It must be said that homosexuality is considered as an act of "debauchery" punished by the law of a maximum of six years in prison. Note that "imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex" is also punishable by a fine or a prison sentence of one year.

I hope this are not empty words and that Kuwait began a small change in the acceptance of LGBT students. We must understand that the community cannot be represented by any organization or group. The last request was rejected by the government in 2007.

Photo from The Koweit Times

About

Lezbelib is the only magazine for LGBTQ+ women that daily keeps you updated about what is happening in the world for our community.

Through the magazine, we meet celebrities, artists and indie people. We give visibility, we support projects, we promote events, actions and companies.

Lezbelib also hopes to provide a space for exchanges and meetings, a space where you feel free to be yourself.