How to Help Queer Afghans Right Now

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08/18/2021

As images of Taliban forces regaining control of Afghanistan circulate across social media, many can’t help but think about the future of the country’s LGBT population. Same-sex sexual activity was already outlawed in the country and even punishable by death. But the Taliban’s stricter rule over Afghan citizens has left many fearing the worst, especially after a Taliban judge stated that the Taliban’s interpretation of Sharia law consists of brutally heinous punishments for those accused of same-sex sexual activity. Now, queer people in Afghanistan face uncertainty and unimaginable fear. Many outside the country have turned their attention towards aiding the people of Afghanistan and its LGBT population in whatever way possible. However, providing aid might be trickier than it seems as LGBT groups are banned from organizing. In fact, most LGBT people in the country are and will continue to be closeted unless they have the means to migrate out of Afghanistan. With that in mind, here are some ways people have begun helping queer Afghans.

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