The LGBTQ+ news round-up: 3 April 2016

This past week’s news from Queerness…

The Queerness

This week saw the International Transgender Day of Visibility celebrated across the world, with hundreds of events taking place in all four corners of the globe. In the latest edition of the LGBTQ+ news round-up, Tom Ana presents the stories you might have missed from the last seven days.

Two gay men were violently assaulted during a homophobic attack at their home in Morocco. The men were attacked by a group of men who used knives against the pair, believed to be a couple. The attack was filmed and later shared online by a member of the self-styled vigilante group. In Morocco, there are no legal protections for LGBTQ+ individuals, and homosexual relationships can be punished by up to 5 years in prison.

A Saudi Arabian man was arrested for flying the rainbow flag outside his home in Jeddah. The man was detained by local vice police for his ‘use of…

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