CSAD

Community Services Advancement Department

CSAD SOCDEN PROJECT 4 LGBT RIGHTS

Being Queer and Somali: LGBT Somalis At Home

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Somali people in home countries and worldwide, telling their untold stories. Weaving between cultural and religious limitations, LGBT Somalis balance celebrating their sexualities or gender identities while keeping in mind the harsh realities that family, community, or local laws might be against them. This collection of stories defies both the headlines in western nations and the complete denial of LGBT identities by the mainstream Somali communities.

Somalia criminalises same-sex sexual activity between men and between women. Sentences include a maximum penalty of death. There is some evidence of the law being enforced in recent years, and LGBT people are regularly subjected to discrimination and violence.

SOCDEN needs to support for those needs it and will do a campaign by given them awareness about their needs.