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This is what people are saying about life for LGBTI people in YEMEN...
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Yass (user currently living in YEMEN) posted for gay readers on 25/05/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, religion

My name is Yasser , im from a very religious country called Yemen , I'm a
gay and very concern about my safety in my country of origin , im writing
this because im desperate and dont know what to do , I've been through alot
in my country . the tradition cumminty and religion is against me , but now
extremists are following me , a group of religious people(AL-Qaeda) are
killing gays and lesbians in the name of god and Islam they killed several
people some i know and some i don't . the government ignored the situation
because they are the lowest dirtiest disgusting people in Yemeni's believes
. the religious people (AL-Qaeda) they are eliminating gays and lesbians
one by one giving a note to the public and family of the the person who
killed explaining the reason why so i received a threat from individuals
that im going to be next to there list, the threat was after they bit the
shit of me and my best friend because we were with a cute taxi driver and
his friend and we were kissing only kissing ,and when the police came
oh can imagine what the fucking police did the simply arrested me and Samir
and the family knew that im a gay and people are after my head so instead
of protect me my uncle and brothers bit me and lock me in a room while
calling the rest of the family to discuss what to do with me ,, i escape
home with the help of my mother she gave me some money and pushed me to
leave and not to tell any one about my place.
You know our wishes are simple to be safe only
but im worried that my brothers can find me or worse
Advice me please you may save my life by advising me what to do ...
please if any one wants to help contact me oopsyas@gmail.com
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esam (user currently living in YEMEN) posted for gay readers on 16/12/2013 tagged with at the work place, adoption, hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, religion
I am a gay I am 25 years

i cant walk or talk with any one ,
In my community and my family want me sanish
I can not get any chance to work .. I can not walk in the street
my community treats me racist
My family want to get rid of me
Dealing with the community and my family is very difficult
I was working Internet Marketing But my brother made them package me He does not want me get the money
Two years ago, I went to another city , I worked in a hotel receptionist , the work was good .
Two months later, a man from my city ,He told them about me.
I can not continue because of harassment from employees and management.
I Quit
if i want go to the market , everyone look up and down at me ,, i can not stay 5 minutes in the market or Any public place.
,Always thinking Run away to anywhere no one knows me
They want me to commit suicide .. But I do not want .. Also I can not live
in the home They do not let me sleep and They tortured me psychological torture
In fact, I do not feel I am a human ,They look to me as a metamorphosis or a freak
my family treat me As a person stinking and some time as a slave
I'm scared to death , from my family , every day i thinking what they will do in the next day.
they torment me
I suffer from psychological problems.
? I do not no what i can do
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