FACING THE MYTHS
Director(s): Amanda Bailly for Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality
Producer(s): Rasha Younes for Human Rights Watch and the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality
2019 | 12 min | USA | Lebanon
Languages: Bengali | English
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people living in the Middle East and North Africa share their responses to myths and stereotypes about LGBT people in the region on a new video and special feature released today by the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality (AFE) and Human Rights Watch. Although these myths can be harmful, activists who spoke to AFE and Human Rights Watch for this video face them every day with grace, determination, and humor. In the video, they debunk these myths and share their experiences with other LGBT people in the region, letting them know they are not alone.