Challenging Tunisian society’s homophobia through theatre


For the LGBTQI+ community in North Africa and the Middle East, Pride Month is bittersweet. While celebrating their love and existence within safe and private spaces, members of the queer community in many North African and Middle Eastern countries are painfully reminded on an almost daily basis of the prevailing homophobia that exists within their societies. Confronting the challenges that continue to exist for the community in Tunisia is NGO Mawjoudin, which means We Exist. It is one of the first officially registered NGOs in the country that openly works on issues pertaining to the LGBTQI+ community, as well as providing them with a range of support services.

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