06/18/2018

Share This Post

Share on facebook
Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on email

Homosexuality is both illegal and widely considered to be unacceptable in Tunisia. But since the 2011 revolution, activists have seen that standing up for their beliefs can result in change. Now LGBT people are gaining confidence and are coming out of the shadows to push for equal rights. “I was the first person to annoy people in the media and speak openly about LGBT issues in Tunisia on air,” says Bouhdid Belhedi, director of Shams Rad. Mr Belhedi says that six months after the station was set up, it has 10,000 listeners each week across 15 countries, and is streamed online and live via YouTube six days a week. The station plays music and issues are discussed in depth but LGBT contributors don’t identify themselves as sexually active on air.

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Get updates and learn from the best

More To Explore

Do You Want To Boost Your Business?

drop us a line and keep in touch