‘LGBTQ community hides in fear’, Afghan activist expresses concern over Taliban rule

– According to Nemata, about 4 million people in Afghanistan belong to the LGBTQ community

New Delhi Date. Sunday, 22 August 2021

Civilians in Afghanistan have been at constant risk of losing their lives since the Taliban came to power. Nemat Sadat, the first person in Afghanistan to publicly declare himself gay, has also expressed concern. Nemat Sadat may have left Afghanistan years ago, but he is concerned about people like him living in Afghanistan. According to gay activist Nemat Sadat, the LGBTQ community in Afghanistan is in danger.

Nemat Sadat currently lives in the US and also works as a writer. He was the first person in Afghanistan to publicly declare himself gay. Now in the wake of the Taliban takeover, Nemat is constantly trying to evacuate people from the LGBTQ community trapped there.

dismissed as a teacher

Nemat Sadat reportedly left Afghanistan in 2013. At that time, he was fired from his job as a teacher at an American university in Kabul for being gay. According to Nemat, the LGBTQ community in Afghanistan has been deprived of their legal rights for the past 20 years and there is a fear that they will not know what to do with the LGBTQ community in Afghanistan after the last rescue flight. .

The LGBTQ community in Afghanistan is currently hiding in fear and cannot trust anyone. According to Nemat, about 4 million people in Afghanistan are from the LGBTQ community. Even the governments of Hamid Karzai and Ashraf Ghani did not give them any legal authority before the arrival of the Taliban.

Nemat is somehow trying to transport 1,000 Afghans from the LGBTQ community to the US, Canada, the UK and elsewhere. Nemat is trying to get his refugee visa.

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