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Thursday, 16 February 2017 23:40

The first LGBT associations are born in Tunisia

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Since the revolution that took place in Tunisia in 2011, many things are beginning to change, especially for the LGBT community.

Indeed, even if homosexuality is always regarded as a crime and punishable by up to three years' imprisonment, LGBT people can now fight for equality. This is still a risky move. LGBTQ people are too often victims of LGBTphobia, but they can now form associations to support each other and move forward together. Before the revolution, the government forbade them this.

Also, last year, five associations (Shams, Kelmty, Damj, Chouf, and Mawjoudin) joined to ask the government for a change in legislation to stop anti-LGBT discrimination.

Tunisian President Béji Caïd Essebsi rejected their proposal. He is firmly opposed to the repeal of the law criminalizing homosexuality.


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