Tag Archive | Afghanistan

LGBT+ Afghans left behind say world turned its back on them

LGBT+ Afghans left behind say world turned its back on them

LGBT+ Afghans said on Friday they felt abandoned by the international community, as the closure of Kabul airport to passengers this week shattered their hopes of fleeing Taliban rule. Many LGBT+ people have gone into hiding since the Islamist militia seized power last month, fearing a return to the group’s harsh 1996-2001 rule, when it […]

Copenhagen: Return of one of world’s largest LGBT+ Prides

Copenhagen: Return of one of world’s largest LGBT+ Prides

Tens of thousands took to the streets in Denmark on Saturday, in one of the biggest Pride marches since COVID-19 struck, with some celebrating, while others expressed solidarity with LGBT+ people living in fear in Afghanistan. Young people draped in rainbow flags, with face paint and glitter, walked alongside families with children, while gay men […]

Afghanistan: LGBT+ desperate to escape Taliban

Afghanistan: LGBT+ desperate to escape Taliban

Few countries are offering refuge to LGBT+ Afghans It was never easy being gay or transgender in Afghanistan. Now it could be deadly, according to LGBT+ Afghans, whose fear of violence under the Taliban is driving a frantic bid to escape. But how any evacuation might work is another matter, with scant practical support coming […]

Afghanistan: LGBT+ in hiding, fearing death under Taliban

Afghanistan: LGBT+ in hiding, fearing death under Taliban

Gay men in Kabul say they fear for their lives under Taliban rule, as they hide at home, holding out in hope of a Western evacuation, before Islamists carry out a threat to punish LGBT+ Afghans with death. The Taliban says Afghans have nothing to fear, but reports of the group stoning gay men to […]

Film Review & Trailer: The Breadwinner

Film Review & Trailer: The Breadwinner

Frances Winston feels that although this story is quite dark, the animation is amazing, and it would be good for tweens and teens. Directed by: Nora Twomey – Starring the voices of: Saara Chaudry, Soma Bhatia, Noorin Gulamgaus, Kane Mahon, Laara Sadiq, Ali Badshah, Kanza Feris, Shaista Latif, Kawa Ada, Ali Kazmi, Reza Sholeh If […]