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Sun Jul 7, 2019, 05:22 AM

Lawyer Mounir Baatour becomes first gay man to run for President of Tunisia

Lawyer and activist Mounir Baatour could become Tunisia’s first ever gay president.

This is despite Article 230 of Tunisia’s 1913 Penal Code that says people convicted of sodomy face up to three years of imprisonment.

Last week (25 June), he announced his plans on social media to run for president. This officially makes him the first gay presidential candidate in the North African country.

He revealed he acquired the necessary approvals to run for the top position.

‘Tunisia needs a democratic agenda that can include the different identities, cultures, beliefs and languages ​​of this country,’ he wrote on Facebook. ‘Our program aims to democratize power, by strengthening the weight of Parliament and giving more weight to local institutions.’


HOLY SHIT! He is one brave man.

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