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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in YEMEN...
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Maher (user currently living in YEMEN) posted for gay readers on 27/04/2010 tagged with at the work place, health, gender identity, sexual orientation, illegality of male to male relationships +5
Dear Sir

my name is Maher , I'm Yemeni boy 19 old years i live in Yemen-Sana'a

I lost my family and friends and community when they hear that I'm Gay .i left home year ago when father tried to kill me

, currently I come out from prison i have been jailed from Sept last time till 13th of Jan really i have been raped and hited and

i was sick at prison without no care not medicine. anyway i was patient

I went to many originations in here Yemen and when i told them about
my case they're jeering at me and tell me go home and let your father forgive you
.now I'm following about by Yemeni tribes trying to kill me and searching about me and I'm escaping from city to city ,

also there is a press following my case and put about me in news paper and they don't get photo of me yet

if they go photo of me and put it on press it will be my end of my life everybody will follow me and trying to get wage as you know I'm a Muslim and i live in Muslim country and they don't accept like this

I hate this life and I don't want to live like this again i lost my future and my childhood and everyone in my age has it

I'm trying to make my decision .

many thanks for your attention and your time

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