My profile Contribute Logout. This photo ran on the cover of the magazine's first edition. Courtesy of El-Shad In Algeria, a country where homosexuality is criminalised, a group of young activists took the risk of launching a magazine that talks about LGBT lesbian, gay, bisexual and transsexual issues in North Africa.
Poster of the 10 October marking of Algeria's "national day for gays and lesbians". Copying Western models just would not work in Algeria. The strange choice of a patron is maybe best explained by Selim's double nature of a furious warrior and his romantic relations with boys.
Homosexuality is illegal in Algeria. There is also censorship of any publication that may encourage homosexual activity. The laws are laid out in the Algerian Penal Code unofficial translations : Art
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The law applies to such acts both between men and between women. Article modified of the Penal Code increases the penalty for public indecency if it involves people of the same sex, whether between men or between women. The maximum penalty is three years and a fine of up to 10, dinars.
Hi : I am gay and 20yo and I am thinking about staying with my friend who I view like a brother in Oran, Algeria for a couple of months. I won't be looking for sex or anything out there but it is veery obviius that i am gay by my manners And as long as your refrain for showing your affection in public places, everything will be fine.
According to the International Lesbian and Gay Association 's May report, both male and female same-sex sexual acts are illegal in Algeria. Anyone guilty of a homosexual act is punishable with imprisonment of between 2 months and two years, and with a fine of to Algerian Dinars. If one of the participants is below 18 years old, the punishment for the older person can be raised to 3 years' imprisonment and a fine of 10, dinars.
History Homosexual activity in Algeria? Current status since Jun 8, Illegal imprisonment as punishment.
When the US supreme court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage last year, the White House welcomed it with rainbow-coloured lights and many people celebrated by adding a rainbow tint to their Facebook profile. For the authorities in Saudi Arabia, though, this was cause for alarm rather than celebration, alerting them to a previously unnoticed peril in their midst. The first casualty was the privately run Talaee Al-Noor school in Riyadh which happened to have a rooftop parapet painted with rainbow stripes. The case of the gaily painted school shows how progress in one part of the world can have adverse effects elsewhere and serves as a reminder that there are places where the connection between rainbows and LGBT rights is either new or yet to be discovered.