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Kuwait Deported 76 Gay Men after Sauna Raids

In just one year, Kuwait has deported 76 alleged gay men after shutting down 22 massage parlors. The deportations took…

Gay Porn and Pro-LGBT Messages Cover ISIS Twitter Accounts Thanks to Hacktivists

Twitter accounts that belong to ISIS members/fanatics have been taken over with strong pro-LGBT messages, including pornography. WauchulaGhost, who is…

In a Few Days, Gay Syrian Refugee Documentary Raises Record Funding

The campaign was only launched at the beginning of this month, but a crowdfunding campaign to help produce a powerful…

Landmark Lebanese Court Rules in Favor of Decriminalizing Gay Rights

Lebanon has moved one step closer to legalizing homosexuality. Judge Rabih Maalouf ruled that “homosexuality is a personal choice, and…

YouTube Makeup Artist Gigi Gorgeous Denied Entry into Dubai because She’s Transgender

YouTube Star Gigi Gorgeous, most famous for her makeup tutorials, was allegedly denied entry into Dubai when border patrol saw…

World Eats: Tel Aviv, Israel

Israel welcomed more than 3.3 million visitors last year, and while many tourists flock to the land of milk and…

Clerics in Pakistan have made a surprising announcement when they said that marriage between two transgender individuals allowable under Islam,…

My Kali will make history as one of the first gay magazines to be published in Arabic and be available…

In order to “fight crime and terrorism” Kuwait will require all visitors to submit a proper DNA sample before being…

It was a horrific attack at one of the Middle East’s most celebrated Pride events. Sixteen-year-old Shira Banki was stabbed…

A lesbian couple from Detroit has been jailed for possession in the Middle Eastern country of Kuwait. Despite holding less…

The Danish Girl may be changing the hearts and minds of people around the globe on transgender issues and history, but…

U.S Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power and her Chilean counterpart Ambassador Cristian Barros Melet will hold the first-ever U.N.…

A glimpse of hope comes a day after the horrific stabbing of six pride marchers in Jerusalem. Chief Rabbi of…

Leon Avigad’s business card bears three short words: “Bulldozer. Storyteller. Empresario.” It’s a fitting calling card for the Israeli hotel…

The parliamentary election in Turkey are being hailed as a turning point for LGBT rights in in the country as an…

by Allister Chang “Meet me at Arafat Square,” my gay Palestinian friend Najeeb texted me, “I’ll take you to one…

The 2022 World Cup in Qatar is shaping up to be even more discriminatory and controversial than the Sochi 2014…

Iranian singer, Googoosh, made headlines this past February when she released a video for her song “Behesht,” which translates to…

A medical test that is being developed by Kuwait to detect gays will be used to prevent homosexuals from entering…

An organization that works to raise awareness and gain acceptance for the United Arab Emirates LGBT population has released a…

Gulfography.com is a new gallery-cum-website that presents the work of emerging artists from the Middle East. However, these aren’t just…

Israel’s Masorti or Conservative Movement approved the ordination of gay and lesbian rabbis, yesterday. As a result, the Schechter Rabbinical Seminary…

Perhaps the most famous, or infamous, element of Tel Aviv’s culture is the wild nightlife. While it may sometimes seem…

Image via Passport “For years, Iranian authorities have committed atrocities against lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people, incited violence by…

Art Created for the Facebook Campaign. Image via Facebook. Iran’s president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad may have infamously told the world that…

Image via Passport. Iran’s judiciary executed three men for sodomy, bringing international attention to the country’s already poor record on…

Image via www.towleroad.com The story of a captured lesbian blogger living in Damascus has been picking up steam as it…