Tag: gay uae

Activists slam Emirates depiction of LGBT rights as ‘evil’ and ‘diseases’

Gay activists criticize the Emirates attempt to ‘pick and choose’ what constitutes human rights The United Arab Emirates was elected last month to a seat in the UN Human Rights Council despite criticism from the UAE LGBT rights group. The group called upon the UAE to respect the universality of human rights of which LGBT… Read more »

Gay Emiratis welcome Madonna’s pro LGBT rights show

Gays and lesbians in the Emirates have welcomed Madonna’s performance there, where she displayed strong messages of support for LGBT rights. The global pop star played stadium gigs in Abu Dhabi on 3 and 4 June as part of her MDNA album world tour. Around 25,000 attend the Madonna’s first ever performance in the Arab… Read more »

Dubai: Man jailed for gay relationship after partner dies in window fall

A 24-year-old man in Dubai has been sentenced to a year in prison and subsequent deportation after his gay relationship was discovered when his partner fell from a window. According to Emirates’ newspaper the National, the man’s lover had fallen to the ground from a fourth floor window and suffered injuries to which he was… Read more »

30 gays arrested in Dubai says unconfirmed reports

An United Arab Emirates LGBT group claims that more than 30 men have been arrested by government forces for being gay. The United Arab Emirates Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender group has received reports that 30 people who are believed may be gay were arrested in private ‘after’ party last at 5am, last Friday (9… Read more »

Feature: Gay testimonies from the Emirates

The removal of an anti-gay video, made in the United Arab Emirates, from YouTube has started the first stirrings of positive dialogue around lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues in the Emirates. PinkNews.co.uk, with the help of Gay Middle East, spoke to two gay people in the UAE to get their stories. Abdullah’s story I… Read more »

A gay message from the Emirates

GSN speaks to two gay men in the United Arab Emirates to learn their stories as the first hints of a positive discussion of LGBT issues starts in the country The removal of an anti-gay video, made in the United Arab Emirates, from YouTube has started the first stirrings of positive dialogue around lesbian, gay,… Read more »

UAE: Pulled ‘gay cure’ video gets ‘unprecedented’ media interest

The ‘straight makeover’ video was pulled from YouTubeThe ‘straight makeover’ video was pulled from YouTube Following the article ‘UAE ‘gay cure’ video removed from YouTube’, The National, one of the country’s most widely respected English language broadsheets, followed suit and reported on the matter. Local LGBT activists see this as an important first step in… Read more »

Kenyan men trafficked as sex slaves to Gulf states

A Kenyan gay magazine has exposed male sex trafficking between Kenya and the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. Identity magazine says that gay and bisexual Kenyans are being lured from universities with promises of jobs only to end up as sex slaves. The prestigious Kenyatta University is being particularly targeted, the magazine found.… Read more »