A presidential commission in Tunisia has recommended the decriminalisation of the country’s anti-gay law. Known as the Individual Freedoms and Equality Committee (COLIBE), the commission that is comprised of legislators, professors and human rights advocates, included the decriminalization of homosexuality as one of the several progressive changes recommended to the country’s President, Beji Caid Essebi.… Read More Tunisian Presidential Commission suggests decriminalising homosexuality
All Out in collaboration with Shams – Pour la dépénalisation de l’homosexualité en Tunisie have started a petition to urge Tunisia to end their anti-gay law. Addressed to Bochra Belhaj Hmida, President of the Tunisian Committee on Individual Freedoms and Equality, the petition tells the story of Mohamed, a 25 year old who was prosecuted… Read More Sign a petition to help end Tunisia’s anti-gay law
Oscar nominated film ‘Call Me By Your Name’ has been banned in Tunisia by the country’s ministry of Culture. The AFP broke the news, saying the feature film was due to be screened on Wednesday night in the capital Tunis but the venue announced on Facebook that the event had been “cancelled”. The distributor Lassaad Goubantini… Read More ‘Call Me By Your Name’ is banned in Tunisia
Shams, a Tunisian LGBT organisation, currently runs the only shelter in Tunisia for homeless lesbian, gay, bi, and transgender people. After months seeking financial support, their resources have dried up. The shelter could shut down by the end of February. Donate to help save Tunisia’s only LGBT shelter. This is a message from All Out.
LGBT Film festivals do not happen very often on the African continent and the Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival is one of the few. The event is held in Tunisia and is hosted by a Tunisian non-governmental association which defends the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. Senda Ben Jebara, one of the organisers,… Read More Senda Ben Jebara speaks to the BBC on the Mawjoudin Queer Film Festival