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YEMEN

Male to Male relationships: Not Legal
Punishments for male to male relationships: Death
Female to Female Relationships: Not Legal
Marriage and Substitutes for Marriage: No law

Your Views

Are you LGBTI? We want to hear from you! Help us inform other users of the site with your views on this country. Below is a random question about this country. If it is relevant to you please answer it.

Have you been denied medical treatment in YEMEN because of your sexual orientation?
No (0 %) Yes, the doctor told me I couldn’t be treated because of my sexual orientation (0 %) Yes, but without explanation (0 %) Yes (0 %)

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Readers Experiences

This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in YEMEN...
posted for gay readers on 12/05/2013 +5
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my name is MR Y i live in yemen in a city called Abyen .. from a good famliy a good trip aswell ... this is part of what i faced and still facing in yemen..when i was seventeen i felt in love with a handsom guy who was four years older than i .. I didnt care about any thing but to have his attention then after some time we started to talking and sitting in hidden places yallies .. just to make sure that no one will see him sitting or talking to me .. it didnt bother me the fact he is ashamed of me no. not at all couse i was just in love with the guy .. i saw in him what was missing in my life to be loved ... On day i decided to finally give him what he always asked me for (spending a nigth) it was magical i felt my heart would stop . just if i knew that i put my trust and my life i the hand of a non worthy one becouse the second time we met at his house he made to of his friend hide in a room white we doing xxx in the next one the so they rape me the three of them tried to scream but i couldnt couse people will find out that i am a gay but the three wouldnot and wont be punished becouse the are simply muscular than me and they dont act like girl .... after the bit me they took a photoes of me and the started to publish it ... people spite in my face threw stones and curs me but i swear i can deal with them but i cant deal with my mother tears disapointment and humilation .... ..................... then religouse people tryed to hunt me down to punish me , so my mother helped me to escape and since that day i didnt call her that was four years ago and still hidding from my brothers and family fearing only to killed not knowing or feeling two things ..to be free .... and respected ........
sorry my english not that great .......thanx
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posted for gay readers on 12/05/2013 +5
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my name is MR Y i live in yemen in a city called Abyen .. from a good famliy a good trip aswell ... this is part of what i faced and still facing in yemen..when i was seventeen i felt in love with a handsom guy who was four years older than i .. I didnt care about any thing but to have his attention then after some time we started to talking and sitting in hidden places yallies .. just to make sure that no one will see him sitting or talking to me .. it didnt bother me the fact he is ashamed of me no. not at all couse i was just in love with the guy .. i saw in him what was missing in my life to be loved ... On day i decided to finally give him what he always asked me for (spending a nigth) it was magical i felt my heart would stop . just if i knew that i put my trust and my life i the hand of a non worthy one becouse the second time we met at his house he made to of his friend hide in a room white we doing xxx in the next one the so they rape me the three of them tried to scream but i couldnt couse people will find out that i am a gay but the three wouldnot and wont be punished becouse the are simply muscular than me and they dont act like girl .... after the bit me they took a photoes of me and the started to publish it ... people spite in my face threw stones and curs me but i swear i can deal with them but i cant deal with my mother tears disapointment and humilation .... ..................... then religouse people tryed to hunt me down to punish me , so my mother helped me to escape and since that day i didnt call her that was four years ago and still hidding from my brothers and family fearing only to killed not knowing or feeling two things ..to be free .... and respected ........
sorry my english not that great .......thanx
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