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Day: February 23, 2020

Saudi Arabian lesbian couple declare their love to the world on Arabic TV show
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Saudi Arabian lesbian couple declare their love to the world on Arabic TV show

    A lesbian couple from Saudi Arabia have defied their home county’s strict laws against homosexuality by proudly declaring their love for each other on an Arabic TV show. Saudi Arabia has some of the worst LGBT+ rights records in the world. Homosexuality is classed as extremism in the ultra-conservative kingdom and can be punishable by death under Sharia law. The lesbian couple, known by the pseudonyms ‘Fad’ and ‘Nanz’, sought asylum in the UK last year and now live safely in London. They announced their relationship during a Valentine’s Day special on the TV show ‘Jaafar Talk’ which airs on the Arabic-language DW channel. During the interview, they talked about how they met and what was like to be different in a country where same-sex relationships can carry the d...