2018 - Ongoing
Homosexuality is still a crime in 72 countries. And even countries with no legal barriers, such as the US, record shocking levels of hate crimes – there were 53 transgender murders from 2013 to 2015 and not a single one was prosecuted, for example. Iraq, Iran, Honduras, Uganda, Russia, Egypt and Nigeria are the seven of the countries where LGBT rights are most under threat. LGBTQ+ people in Iraq suffer from daily human rights violations, social difficulties and honor crimes. It is almost impossible for an individual who's known or even rumored to have a non-heteronormative sexual orientation to live there. This is the first chapter of my project, the Iraqi LGBTQ+ community and their unknown stories.