Ambushes on gay people under Isis have been reported heavily in Iraq but its tactful killing campaigns of gay individuals started way before the terror group even began and these campaigns continue to this day. Ashour, the founder of the LGBT group IraQueer, guesses that there’s been probably at least one a year since the year 2006. Community spaces that have been found and surrounded have sometimes been burned down or sometimes even bombed, and it hasn’t been safe to engage with anyone for at least six years – especially as people have been and are able to be targeted using dating apps. Ashour also adds sadly that they have no spaces left online or offline.
Egypt is universally known as holding the gayest men in their jails. It is estimated that at least 500 LGBT people have been arrested since 2013. Being gay or transgender is not illegal in Egypt, per se, however ever since the military got rid of the president Mohamed Morsi in 2013, the cops have begun a sort of a crackdown on the LGBT community, jailing them on a count of “debauchery”, which also has a jail term of up to 17 years. Old fashioned meeting spots are very dangerous, and ever since 2014 apps dealing with gay dating like Grindr have been warning and letting their Egyptian users know that “police may be posing as LGBT on social media to entrap you”.
The country has the power to hand out sentences of 14 years for acts that seem even a little homosexual. This law passed back in 2013. It stated that any Nigerian who belongs to any organization that promotes homosexuality also could be held accountable for a 10-year jail term. These laws, and the Sharia law located within in the more Muslim areas of Nigeria.
A global study revealed that Honduras contains by far the highest record of transgender murders occurring within its population. Although, it’s not only transgender people who are in danger. After the more liberal president, Manuel Zelaya, was impeached in 2009, LGBT murders skyrocketed; 215 murders have taken place since Zelaya’s removal. It’s crucial to comprehend the bigger subject as well. In the past few years, people have been able to kill as they please, with impunity, no matter what the victim’s sexuality may be. Honduras today is the number one murder capital of the world with a national homicide rate of 60 per 100,000 people.
A gay scene with scattered events is tolerated pretty much only in Moscow, but Putin’s government is still openly anti-gay and is in the process of trying to pass another homophobic law, which proposes jailing people for public displays of non-heterosexual orientation or gender identity. Various LGBT groups have been denied the right to hold pride marches under anti-propaganda laws and well-advertised events that have begun but have been interrupted by violent thugs. There has also not been any action been taken to eliminate the groups that openly go after and hate LGBT people, such as Occupy Pedophilia, a national network of Russians who torture and traumatize homosexual men, and then post insanely popular videos of these acts all over the interweb.
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