Il fattore umano Not a country for gays - Original language
Tunisia is one of the countries in the world where the LGBTQ community is affected by homophobic laws: up to three years imprisonment for anyone identified as an LGBTQ person. Public space is not safe for homosexuals, lesbians and transgender people in Tunisia, let alone activists fighting for the recognition of their rights. A lack of freedom that unites Tunisia with other countries in the world: according to the December 2020 report by Ilga World (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) 69 UN member states continue to criminalise consensual same-sex sexual acts between adults. In 6 countries, the death penalty is provided for. Abdellah Taia, a Moroccan gay writer living in Paris, recounts his childhood and adolescence in a very poor neighbourhood of Rabat and his choice to leave his home and family to embark on a life of study and writing in the French capital, where, however, the shadow of marginalisation is not entirely dispelled for him.