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posted for readers on 09/04/2014
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انا اسمي عمر من الجزائر مثالي في السر ولا يوجد مثاليين في القرية وهدا ما يقلقني اضافتا الى تحريم او التجريمالدي يمارسه العائلة والمجتمج ع الدي يتعرض له كل من هو مثالي لدا انا اتمنى ان انخرط في جمعية مثالية ومثالييات اكي اتعرف على اصدقاء الجدد وممارست المثالية والحب وانني اتمنى ان احضر المهرجان العالمي للمثاليين ومثالييات لكي امارس الحب بكل حرية شكرا mezioud_ omar2007@yahoo.fr
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(user currently living in ALGERIA) posted for readers on 12/12/2013
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hey im from algeria gay and i want to be tranny shemale change to girl and i want help coz i cant do that in my country i want seach good country for do my life as normal and feeel free
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(user currently living in ALGERIA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 26/11/2013
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2005, I was student in third year college going back home for holidays .My parents house is in a town 600km far from the nearest town ,in the desert. I stoood on the road asking for a ride, as a student I couldn't afoard bus moeny.I was dressing very normal; a jean not very tiet and a T-short.All normal guy standing on the raod wating for a ride. My manners were never feminine in my life and I was n't acting in that moment other than what I used to. There they come,in a truck, dirt and old. They stopped said they are going to my destination and ok to take me with them. They were three.After only five minutes the driver said (we must go back to the city because we have no water).Ok, if we are going to go back for that reason I do not mind, I am very glad that I got a free ride. When turning they took an other road, they said it was a short cut. They were talking nicely but start to point out (how elegant and cute I was) and the driver were talking about his experiences with prostitutes and how they like to bed him and was asking me to guess why. After half i an hour I became realy unconfortable with the converstaion. They stooped , brought up mariguana and stated to smoke.they insisted I should smoke, they really did in a nice way but very insisting. I couldn't but give it a try which made me caugh. One of them put his hands on me and said (what r u a girl? )and I felt his hands were not touching me in a normal way. Ok, now I know I am with three people ,who are driving a very old truck atht is very probably not able to o for 100 kilometers, who are mostly for sure when they say they are going to a town 600km away.I am just now sure they are a group of sick persons wo are going soon to rape me here and who are going to let me in the middle of the desert probably to die under the heat of son and no water around. I pretended go to pie. One of them was puting his eyes on me all the time like he looks to a girl or something. I went far from them, I gues they thought I have no where to go to and will be back. Well ,that never happened because I would prefer to get lost in the desert than beign raped, especially at the time when I had had never any real sexual gay relathionship. I am son of a desert city and I now how to walk in the vast desert. I memorised the way to the main raod. I went toward it and after about one hour I was on the road. However When I arrived I saw the three persons in their old silly truck coming and I knew that this they will be no easy with me and was wondering am I going to fight?.In that vey moment a work truck was coming I really (and I mean really) rn toward them and screamed, they stopped and the driver was an old man who works in construction sands transportation. I said; please please take me with you , those persons are after me I do not know why or what they want. He came down and I was pointing to the group who was only few meteres away . All the suddain they went the other way as fast as there stupid truck could do. the old man tok me to the big city and never talked or asked and I think he just understood every thing .at the city I headed directly to the police office and I told them every thing and that my luggage is missing because I left it behind but I never told the police about the sexual harrasments. Telling them about it would simply make me a suspect of 'gay prostitution'.I jsut said that these people took my lugage. I managed to get to my parents home after three days, in peace. However I decided to be more carfeful in the future.
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salah naas (user currently living in ALGERIA) posted for gay readers on 24/02/2013
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hello im from algeria ...im astudent in univeristy
I'm a gay
I am suffering from the problem of persecution in the community because of homosexuality
I am afraid that complicated my life
Can you help
I want to ask for asylum
I wanted to escape from Algeria I've put 3 requests for a visa France and Spain in order to live freely
But unfortunately Rejected
I want to escape into a world of sexual freedom
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Lloyd (user currently living in AUSTRALIA) posted for readers in response to this story on 16/09/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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Hi Ahmed. I can imagine how hard it must be living in a Muslim country and being gay. Try this link: www.al-bab.com/arab/background/gay2.htm. Also remember not everyone hates you and there is nothing wrong with you, these people are blinded by religion and a lack of understanding. Sending you love, Lloyd
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ahmed (user currently living in ALGERIA) posted for gay readers on 13/09/2011 +5
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hello.how are you?im ahmed from algeria i have 27 years.i'm gay.and I am proud to say that.but I live in a Muslim country they Hate gay. And treat them bad. I can not take it any more I have many problems with family and friends and even at work.they Say hurtful words to me because I'm gay. And I hope you help me to give me Sites or groups to help me to leave this country.Because my life is in danger
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Craig (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for readers in response to this story on 12/01/2010 tagged with human rights, illegality of male to male relationships +20
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I can only imagine how difficult is must be to be a gay in Algeria and I am sure there are many other people like you in this world in a similar situation.

You are not alone in your fight! I believe many countries allow people to seek asylum for LGB reasons, although I am not sure which. I'd hope that ILGA or some other group would be able to inform you better.

Remember you are born who you are and no matter what the laws in your country and your fellow friends, colleagues and family believe, there is nothing wrong with *who* or *what* you are.

Give things time, there is a solution to everything no matter how hard things might seem. We need to make life better for the world - if not for us but for future generations - and you can help that happen.

Love and kisses and please stay strong!!
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(user currently living in ALGERIA) posted for gay readers on 12/01/2010 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +30
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I AM PERSECUTED I SEEK REFUGE TO THE FREE WORLD. I AM 35 YEARS OLD MAN,i feel a big pressure on me,i am forced to get married,humiliated,segregation,homophobia,please help me .i think seriously to commit suicide.
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