They do — and for many of them, the attitudes of family and society are a much bigger problem than the fear of being persecuted. 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. In Afghanistan, only a few years ago, there was a craze for decorating cars with rainbow stickers — which Chinese factories were only too happy to supply.
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Lesbian , gay , bisexual and transgender citizens generally have limited or highly restrictive rights in most parts of the Middle East , and are open to hostility in others. Sex between men is illegal in 10 of the 18 countries that make up the region. It is punishable by death in six of these 18 countries. The rights and freedoms of LGBT citizens are strongly influenced by the prevailing cultural traditions and religious mores of people living in the region — particularly Islam. Female same-sex activity is legal in Palestine Gaza Strip and Kuwait ; however the legal status of female same-sex activity is unclear in Egypt.
In the Middle Eastern region, there are 13 countries that still criminalise homosexuality. Penal Code In the case where the person against whom the crime has been committed is not yet eighteen years old. Long imprisonment 24 Jan