Shunned by law and society, Afghanistan’s LGBT community calls for help.

 | 
06/28/2022

Rejected by both law and the society, Afghanistan’s LGBT people have been facing a deeper crisis with the Taliban seizing power and implementing a strict form of Islamic Sharia law that lays down the death penalty for the members of the community. Although the oppressed identities have always been a taboo in the country, where the earlier government had also continued to punish same-sex relations, the fear has grown with the Taliban, who crack down hard on those transgressing their harsh social norms. The punishment depends on the situation: “if a person is raped, the subject will receive severe punishment such as execution by hanging. If both agree and they are homosexual and both were to blame equally, they will be hung from pillars, stoned, thrown from hills or their throats would be slit, apart from imprisonment,” Kabul court spokesperson Abul Yousuf told EFE.

Regions: ,

Share this:

Latest Global News

Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has called for a stop to the continuing discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community. During …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
We always knew Oscar-nominated actress, Aunjanue Ellis-Taylor, was a queen. But it wasn’t until 2022 that we learned Ellis-Taylor was a bisexual queen. Two years …
Added on: 06/24/2024
06/23/2024
The US ambassador in Budapest has accused the government of Hungary’s far-right prime minister, Viktor Orbán, of using a “machinery of fear” to launch …

Explore LGBTQ+ Issues

Other News from ,

Added on: 06/24/2024
House Deputy Speaker and Las Piñas Rep. Camille Villar has called for a stop to the continuing discrimination against members of the LGBTQIA+ community. During …
Added on: 06/24/2024
The Chinese city of Chengdu is known by many Chinese millennials as the country’s unofficial “gay capital”, even sometimes dubbed “Gaydu”. Although probably more famous …
Added on: 06/20/2024
Organisers of Pink Dot 2015 said the estimated turnout of 28,000 was a record for the event, surpassing the crowd count of 26,000 they …