Algeria forums. Egypt Report. Bilal took me to one in an outlying district of the capital. Islamic Sharia Law is applied since . Most Popular. Even if there is a robust gay population looking to thrive in this city, it remains difficult to meet outside of darkened parks at night and far off bathhouses. This section possibly contains original research.
Wide French boulevards of the colonial center disappear into the narrow winding staircases of the Kasbah district.
Moreover, the importance of family, marriage, and children remain the largest obstacle to openness in the African city. In Afghanistan, only a few years ago, there was a craze for decorating cars with rainbow stickers — which Chinese factories were only too happy to supply. An old joke in Afghanistan is that birds fly over Kandahar with one wing held under their tail — as a precaution. The criminals laws originate from the prevailing mores in Algeria that view homosexuality and cross-dressing as against the Islamic faith.
Non-governmental organisations working in Arab countries often face government restrictions, and those working for LGBT rights face the additional problem of social stigma.