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YOUR STORIES
Share your experiences in IRAQ - Let others know what it’s like to be LGBTI in your country! If an experience is meaningful for you, it will probably be meaningful for someone else. On whatever topic, whether good or bad, your story is how the world knows about your country and LGBTI life. By selecting tags that mark the topic your story, others can learn from your experience.
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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in IRAQ...
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Aram (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for gay readers on 03/02/2010 tagged with human rights, illegality of male to male relationships +15
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I shocked when I was in Iraqi Kurdistan region which is a secular part of iraq and its a very liberal place compare with other islamic countries, freedom is unlimited you could feel that you are not in east its almost like Europe! except only one point wich is homosexuality! Iraqi kurdistan region have a separate law and constitution which is most of the paragraph based on French and Scandinavian constitution with a little islamic liberal law but for the gay person still they use that paragraph of iraqi law against homosexual which is consider gay act as a crime and sickness and sentence them 2-4 years jail!!! I ask every one and ILGA to write a protest letter to the kurdish administration take away that craime and sickness in that paragraph against homosexual and freedom of homosexuality from 18 years of age ! there are some hidden gay organization in some cities but they need support from us ! if you care about others gay people in diffrent part of the world we appreciate if you write a protest letter to

Kurdistan Regional Government - Ministry of Justice

http://www.mojkurdistan.com/English_Malper.aspx

Email: dad@mojkurdistan.com

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Kurdistan Regional Government

http://www.krg.org/krg_contact.asp?lngnr=12&smap;=01000000
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Zozk (user currently living in IRAQ) posted for gay readers on 02/01/2012 +10
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Hi All
I am Gay from Kurdistan/Iraq - Sulaymaniyah
I wanna tell you some information about been gay in my country
been gay is meaning you are a very (Cheap, ridiculous)person
every one will look to you like a very dirty thing if they know you are gay.

most dangerous is if your family know , may be they will kill you direct without thinking or they will kick you out
and if the government know they will put you at Prison like you did a biggest Crime in your life .

really I am dreaming about going out and go to country like Canada or USA but it seem that will stay dream for ever
I am communication engineer and I am working in the telecommunication company , if they know may be I'll be Tramp.

so what do you think about our story?
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SINAN (user currently living in IRAQ) posted for gay readers on 04/03/2014 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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انا من العر اق ارجو المساعده
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masoud (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for straight readers on 03/03/2011 +5
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I have written a lovely story in persian langujage related to a lezbian beautiful woman in love with her beautiful waiters / I do not dare to print it becasuse of any humanity regim of Iran , I wrote in the foler told by : unknown person but it is real and it is a little exagerated . It is about an ansestor of late king who had 60 or more woman and this lady wanted to revenge what her grandpa did and she was interested in woman and was lezbian. She did what she wanted secretly and her hasband never found out in their life/ I do not have money and corage to print it in America
I am ready to donate it to your society to print it under unknow autor / evem you can sell the copy right for benefit of lezbian association and give the right to any body to print it and sell it .
I am sure such book will be sold out in short time in America or even in Black Market in Iran and Pakistan
I trust you for confidentiality of this message . I have to travel to Iran to visit my relatives / If they find out I am the writer of such a book they will neveer allow me to travel and even if I go they will prosecute me
please take care of confidentiality and let me know if you like send the only first typed story in 250 pages to your society\thanks
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Hasan (user currently living in IRAQ) posted for gay readers on 24/07/2010 tagged with human rights, sexual orientation, marriage / civil unions, illegality of male to male relationships +4
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hi for everyone

I hope the brothers in the United Alenthdp help me to solve issues
like any other case of brothers Iraqis in Iraq and the rest is in fear
and suspicion and anxiety My name is Hassan, 28 years old from
Baghdad, and I work as a journalist, beginning at and I experienced
and a number of areas, and I'm good at English and French, in spite of
the mother tongue Arabic, and I frankly I lived my life in anxiety and
fear that Ekshffine one that I am Gay, and I can not live my life this
very moment that I was young, had been harassed several, although
Tstre what inside of me and my story to this case with a member of the
government in Iraq, it made me live a state of dread and fear of
severe escape from Baghdad and live temporarily in northern Iraq, and
please help me in this matter and I await your response because I
desperately need you and thank you very much with appreciation
& thank you
Hasan
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Hasan (user currently living in IRAQ) posted for gay readers on 24/07/2010 tagged with lgbt families, human rights, sexual orientation, marriage / civil unions, illegality of male to male relationships +0
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hi for everyone

I hope the brothers in the United Alenthdp help me to solve issues
like any other case of brothers Iraqis in Iraq and the rest is in fear
and suspicion and anxiety My name is Hassan, 28 years old from
Baghdad, and I work as a journalist, beginning at and I experienced
and a number of areas, and I'm good at English and French, in spite of
the mother tongue Arabic, and I frankly I lived my life in anxiety and
fear that Ekshffine one that I am Gay, and I can not live my life this
very moment that I was young, had been harassed several, although
Tstre what inside of me and my story to this case with a member of the
government in Iraq, it made me live a state of dread and fear of
severe escape from Baghdad and live temporarily in northern Iraq, and
please help me in this matter and I await your response because I
desperately need you and thank you very much with appreciation
& thank you
Hasan
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