Same-sex sexual activity was legalised in the Ottoman Empire the predecessor of the modern-day Republic of Turkey in , and in modern Turkey, homosexual activity has always been a legal act since the day it was founded on 29 October Transgender people have been allowed to change their legal gender since Although discrimination protections regarding sexual orientation and gender identity or expression have been debated legally, they have not yet been legislated. Public opinion on homosexuality has generally been conservative, and LGBT people have been widely reported to experience discrimination, harassment and even violence in recent years.
A woman says her once-loving father now wants her dead. And the day one young Syrian told his parents he was gay was the last time he spoke to anyone in his family. Like countless fellow countrymen and women fleeing the civil war, many LGBTQ Syrians have lost their homeland, livelihoods and often hope itself. But many of them have also lost the little they had left over — their families and communities, who are unable to accept them. One conservative Syrian imam confidently told NBC News that there are no homosexual Muslims and that the act was punishable by death.
According to Mr. Correction officers are poorly trained, and disciplinary measures arbitrarily implemented. Rape is common and access to health care is inadequate. Establishing dedicated L.