Laws impacting gay travellers in Dubai
“It’s encouraging to see Dubai making steps toward positive change,” says Radha Stirling, founder of UAE legal watchdog Detained in Dubai. On the other hand, “In no way are they comprehensive protections for visitors and expats. The UAE has been scrutinized for serious human rights violations, wrongful arrests, arbitrary detentions, the outright theft of foreign investment, money laundering, and torture.”
“Some of these changes were long overdue and we are keen to see them in operation, while others are the public relations endeavors of a country in serious economic hardship.”
UAE imprisons transgender Singaporean, friend for their lookDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A transgender Singaporean and her friend have been sentenced to a year in prison in the capital of the United Arab Emirates for dressing in a feminine way, friends and family say. Abu Dhabi police did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday, but the two's arrest and quick sentencing show the danger that the LGBT community can face in the Mideast nation home to the famous nightclub scene of Dubai.
Is Emirates' New 'Year of Tolerance' Plane a PR Stunt to Gloss Over the UAE's "Appalling Human Rights Record"?Tomorrow, Emirates will attempt to break a world record by flying a specially liveried Airbus A380 across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) filled to the brim with as many nationalities as possible. The idea came about from the UAE’s ‘Year of Tolerance’ activities which the country’s official news agency says was “envisioned as a way…
Radha Stirling comments on the apparent protest by The 1975’s singer Matthew Healy against Dubai’s a1975s singer Matthew Healy. LGTBQ "protest" Radha Stirling comments on the apparent protest by The 1975’s singer Matthew Healy against Dubai’s anti-LGBT laws during local concert: “Homosexuality is illegal in the UAE, with punishments from serious jail terms all the way to a death sentence. Any expression of an LGBT id
World Coffee Events reconsiders holding event in Dubai following pressure from LGBT community and concerned members of the coffee industryPressure from the international LGBT+ community and concerned people associated to the world of coffee, has led to “World Coffee Events” (WCE) reconsidering holding their international event in Dubai in 2018. A statement from WCE that “Dubai was selected to host the Cezve/Ibrik Championship, World