Home, Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America and Caribbean, Oceania, News, Sitemap
Home / United Arab Emirates / Your Stories
loading map..
The Your Stories section is all about you! Please take a minute to tell visitors of the ILGA website about what LGBTI life is like in reality. Please submit your personal story and share your experience!

YOUR STORIES
Post a new story to this section

Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES...
sort by: [most recent] [most popular]

showing stories 1-50

Ozz (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 03/11/2013 tagged with tourism, gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation, armed forces
link
I am a 34 yr old Lesbian who is currently deployed and serving onboard one of our US Navy vessels. On my recent port visit to the U.A.E, I experienced no signs of harassment while touring the city of Dubai as part of a scheduled port call. Am a proud butch and LGBT member who wears baggy clothing and a short military fade haircut, but other than a curious Bangladeshi man who knew not what a lesbian was about, had a great time. Dubai is a bustling metropolis which brings in millions who come in for sun, fun and a touch of the exotic every year, and Dubai delivers.
add response to story
Ozz (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 03/11/2013 tagged with health, sexual orientation
link
I am a 34 yr old Lesbian who is currently deployed and serving onboard one of our US Navy vessels. On my recent visit to the U.A.E I experienced no signs of harassment while touring the city of Dubai as part of a scheduled port call. Am a proud butch and LGBT member who wears baggy clothing and a short military fade haircut but other than a curious Bangladeshi man who knew not what a Lesbian was about, had a great time. Dubai is a bustling metropolis would seem like which brings in millions every year, who come in for Sun, fun and shopping well as a touch of the exotic, and Dubai delivers.
add response to story
Ali (user currently living in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) posted for gay readers on 30/07/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
link
mangment of ilga organisation
Dear gay and lesbian brothers and sisters,
I hope I get your help to save my life because my family wanted to kill me. I did not know to who i should go and get Help .
After you , because I faced when you Family want to kill meI
was very surprised.
In short I am ali 20 years old my nationality Yemeni lived for 14 years in Kuwait and year in Yemen
Then 5 years in UAE. Now my suffering begins before 3 years ago my family discovered My makeup and my desire to be Gay
beaten Started and insults there was no mercy of one of them.
A year ago and asked them to work I beg Them then they Agree and With one condititon however, take 60% to 70%
From my salary and i agreed With a hope to enter the university . I have an idea Run Away and Enter To the university. One day I was very uncomfortable, I said to my colleague at work I am Gay and my desire Escape,
but he told some people to do so. My mother and my father went to work in order to receive my Salary , a Guy
Said to them, they asked about
me I want to run away. I had saved a small amount of money And a room close to the apartment to escape. But my family forced me to resign, and they beat me and seemed
Hell ((with Notice my pernts both worked in the police)) and I my Resident Visa is (( in the passport Father spornsrship))
If I ran away in the UAE, the police, Will Bring ME to Them because My Visa FAther Spornsrship.
Now i Stay a year and months and at home, forbidden to leave or contact any one or Speech
Any one. Very difficult to live on your own is not spoke to one or trapped and not free
As I told you that MY Visa ended my stay in my passport and when I asked them they told me they Dont Want ME And THey
Will Send To Yemen to the village and will kill me Without any one knows. The Shoked and the desire
Life has increased in my heart very much and was so afraid for myself. I Afriad go to the police they Will Bring me to
Them. I hope Someone to help me and get me out of hell and death is certain to me.
My Dram Now is to go To US , Work There And Enter university
I will send you my CV in the hope that work in America, a country of freedom and security
I hope to please clarify and to my regret the inconvenience. I always hope to enter university
Like other people i Want love guy made me forget Every THing i Have been Through everything. I hope to please clarify and to my regret the inconvenience And Answer Me
Ali
Email : newlove1991@hotmail.com
add response to story
Ali (user currently living in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) posted for gay readers on 11/04/2011 tagged with intersex
link
I am 24 years old guy from Dubai and i fell in love with a guy. He lives in Iran. I visited him twice and i can't live without him. He loves me too & we are just made for each other. I wanna get rid of this country and go somewhere else were i can stay with my love. Please someone help me please !
add response to story
montasir naif (user currently living in UNITED ARAB EMIRATES) posted for gay readers on 12/08/2010 +0
link
Dear Sir/Madam ,
First of all I would like to thank your Assosiation for all your efforts and your hard works to keep the human rights all over the world.
It is my pleasure to introduce myself to you.
My name is Montasir Abdelfatah Naif Palestinian hold (Palestinian Egyptian document) 26 years was born in United Arab Emirates.
I would like to show you my problem and I hope that you can help me.

I have lived here in the UAE for over 26 years and I am a gay man. I do not know if you can help me, but any form of advice is welcomed. As a Palestinian person here in the UAE my sexuality is illegal. I do not have any passport other than an Egyptian Palestinian document as the UAE Assosiation did not give me the passport or at least a permanent visa although I was born in the UAE and I don't have any criminal record as well I have a bachelor degree. I cannot leave the country or even work here in the UAE as I find many difficulties to obtain any work due to my nationality. I donot have any civil rights due to my nationality and no body respect me here and I am treated as third or fourth class person also if somebody knows that I am gay he/she avoid me immediately. As you know as a plaestinian I cannot go back to my country Palestine because it is occupied by Israel and I am banned to come back by the Israeli governmet.
I am sure that you are a very busy, but I implore you to help me in some way if you can. I have written to so many people, but they ignore me. I feel so helpless and depressed. What can I do to improve my life? I read about your Assosiation and know that you help the humanity and human rights. I am sure you realize how Palestinians are suffering here and this is made worse due to my sexuality.

Please can you give me some kind of advice if you can or how to get asylum. I have been assured that your Assosiation is good and with a lot of principals and morals. I would really appreciate your advice in any form
At last I am so confident that you will do the best to help me.

Many thanks,
Montasir Abdelfatah Naif
Email: montasir_7404772@hotmail.com
Mobile No: 00971501087736
add response to story
Bookmark and Share