The Tunisian Revolution, also known as the Jasmine Revolution, was an intensive campaign of civil resistance, including a series of street demonstrations taking place in Tunisia, and led to the ousting of longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali in January 2011. It eventually led to a thorough democratization of the country and to free and democratic elections. Tunisian LGBTQI+ community hoped that the revolution would usher in a more open society, and an end to homophobia and transphobia. This has not come to pass. The laws that target LGBTQI+ people remain, most notably article 230 which makes same-sex acts illegal, punishable by up the 3 years in prison. Transgender people are targeted under public decency laws. The general public is no more accepting of LGBTQI+ people than they were before the revolution. Despite the legal and societal discrimination, LGBTQI+ activists are dedicated to campaigning more openly.

HAR2016005P | Where Love Is Illegal: Tunisia
HAR2016005P | Where Love Is Illegal: Tunisia
HAR2016005P | Where Love Is Illegal: Tunisia
HAR2016005P | Where Love Is Illegal: Tunisia
HAR2016005P | Where Love Is Illegal: Tunisia
HAR2016005P | Where Love Is Illegal: Tunisia
HAR2016005P | Where Love Is Illegal: Tunisia
HAR2016005P | Where Love Is Illegal: Tunisia