5 mn read Dolly Sarkasmo (an alias for her own safety) is a lesbian Ex-Muslim from Egypt. She is an activist, working to secure a better future for LGBTQ people in the middle east. Recently she was able to flee to Georgia in eastern Europe where she awaits her asylum procedure. Now she needs our help to survive […]
2 mn read Iraq has long been a battleground for conflicts, wars, and terrorist activities. These conflicts have had severe consequences for the country’s minorities, including atheists and members of the LGBT community. The rise of Islamic militias and radical Islamic groups has led to an increase in violence and persecution against these minority groups, forcing many to flee the country or hide their identities for fear of retribution.
3 mn read All across the globe we see the human impact of the refugee crisis as well as the human cost of ongoing racial inequalities and injustices, where we have disparities in access to healthcare and voting rights are all acts of social injustices.
< 1 mn read The Taliban’s harsh enforcement of its religious interpretation violates the freedom of religion or belief of religious minorities, women, members of the LGBTQI+ community, Afghans with different interpretation of Islam, and Afghans who don’t follow any religion.
3 mn read Seeing tearful eyes and disappointed faces and a heart full of pain of all these girls and women deprived of education, who are no longer allowed to go to universities, hurts the hearts of thousands of people who believe in human freedom and equal rights for women and men in different parts of the world.
3 mn read December 2023 – Freedom of expression is a fundamental human right, enshrined in article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. However, there are governments and individuals in positions of power around the globe that threaten this right. One such way to threaten this freedom is through laws of blasphemy. It virtually silences anyone […]
2 mn read ConfusedHeathen (CH) was an Egyptian assigned female-at-birth trans person. By all accounts, he should be celebrated by the secular community. He founded the r/ExEgypt Subreddit where her felly compatriots gather and discuss the issues. However, this beautiful soul has departed. He died a few weeks ago. The death was announced on the subreddit itself. At […]
6 mn read As an LGBTQ activist in Uganda, Elijah has been tortured and sexually abused by the police, persecuted bij family members. His shop and house have been set on fire and he had to flee the country leaving his adorable children behind. He is in a Rwandan hospital now, where he can not leave if he doesn t pay the bills. Elijah wishes to embrace once again his two little children. He needs your help to get the medications he needs and safely return to his home.
2 mn read Gone but not forgotten In the east of Toronto’s downtown, visitors will find a buzzing neighborhood called the Church and Wellesley Village. This area, located on Church Street and Wellesley Street East, is the city’s LGBTQ district. Just north of the intersection that forms the center of the neighborhood, is the 519 community center. In […]
4 mn read Modern day Secularism Secularism is freedom of religion. In a free and democratic society, people are unrestricted from practicing their beliefs, whether religious or areligious. Provided, of course, you are not hurting anyone when practicing your beliefs. That is why the First Amendment of the United States constitution says that “Congress shall make no law […]
3 mn read Ever since I’ve been involved in helping freethinkers and those on the run for their convictions, I’ve noticed one thing in particular. They have to survive all by themselves in a world that is often very hostile towards them. Loneliness, depression, trauma and poverty go hand in hand. Millions of people around the world are […]
4 mn read It is not much of an easy task to keep your head up when everything is all working against you when everything around you screams of ageing owes for you to simply just let go, neither it was something I have ever done myself, but in the most of hurtful times I’ve experienced in my life, […]
5 mn read Desmond Mpilo Tutu who passed on Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, was born Oct. 7, 1931, in Klerksdorp, a town in South Africa’s Transvaal province. Born to a teaching father and domestic worker mum. The young Tutu had plans to become a doctor, partly thanks to a boyhood bout of tuberculosis. However, given the scarcity of cash, […]
Is the fear of the pernicious influence of gay prides a good reason for a war in Ukraine? According to the Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, yes.
< 1 mn read Is the fear of the pernicious influence of gay prides a good reason for a war in Ukraine? According to the Patriarch Kirill of the Russian Orthodox Church, yes.
3 mn read Deserted by his family, jobless and fighting against diabetes, Amir needs support to find a safe accommodation and to afford his medications Amir (we are using an alias, for safety reasons) is from San’a’, the capital of Yemen, a country where radical Islamism is still deeply rooted. As a gay man, he was never accepted […]
3 mn read The above image falls under CC BY-NC 2.0 license and was taken by the Flickr user lewishamdreamer. Over the course of my various journeys through the internet, I recently came across this video on YouTube. It is from the BBC show Free Speech, a forum for debate where guests on the show and members of the […]
4 mn read I recently read this wonderful Washington Post article about how the LGBTQ often find an outlet for their inner most desires in video games. So I got a little curious. As a straight Ex|-Muslim, I often post in the Ex-Muslim subreddit. So I created a new one asking the LGBTQ of the subreddit about whether […]
2 mn read Life of a Lesbian woman in Egypt – part 2 Every path is hard, every door has been closed in your face, people shut you down over and over, and you’ll never know when that will end. You will be rejected by your family, friends, and everyone that knew you when you come out of […]
2 mn read THE PERILS OF THE GHANAIAN HOMOSEXUAL Ghanaian society has always derived its set of norms and standards of proper behavior from a religious perspective. Owing to the depth of ignorance of sexual education and a biased constitution filled with the desire of the majority to submit minority groups in appalling situations, the ordinary Ghanaian is […]
3 mn read Life of a Lesbian woman in Egypt – part 1 How does it feel when your parents support your decision? How does it feel when your family supports you to have your personal life, and respects you! What does it look like when your mom protects her daughter and support her right to love a […]