Kuwait cracks down on trans women, again

kuwait transgenderLEXIE CANNES STATE OF TRANS — In a kingdom known for the severe oppression of women, it is no surprise when Kuwait once again stepped up enforcement of a 2007 penal code that called for the arrest of anyone ‘imitating the appearance of a member of the opposite sex’.

Recently, six trans women were arrested, including some turned in by their fellow neighbors. Some faced additional charges, including “sexual-assault” and “entering a space dedicated to women-only” according to a report in The Huffington Post UK.

Kuwaiti transgender activist NourAnne Belatoui: “Now anyone who looks in the slightest nonconforming to Kuwaiti strict gender stereotypes is being arrested, mostly transgender and effeminate looking men.”

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Kuwait isn’t a third world nation. It’s one of the world’s wealthiest nations and the United States has spent billions preserving it’s existence. I’ve written a number of articles about the state sponsored abuse of trans people in Kuwait:

https://lexiecannes.com/2012/01/15/u-s-should-force-kuwait-to-repeal-law-against-imitating-the-opposite-sex-which-allows-abuse-of-trans-by-police/

https://lexiecannes.com/2012/12/28/tragic-oppression-of-transgender-people-in-kuwait-continues/

https://lexiecannes.com/2012/10/31/trans-activist-in-kuwait-transgender-an-epidemic-that-politicans-say-the-country-must-get-rid-of/zzzkuwaitoleuannacouk/

Most recent source: http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/dan-littauer/trans-issues_b_4671933.html?

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Categories: Discrimination, Equality, Civil Rights, Law Enforcement, Police, Transgender, Transsexual, Trans

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3 replies

  1. Wow really..?
    I have been to Kuwait and have attended a U.S. Military Academy with the prince of Kuwait in the 1960’s but now I am a proud Trans*Woman who has changed her Name,Gender and Birth Certificate to reflect who I really am.
    I feel very sorry for those living in the UAE with all that Oppression, Hate, Bias, Murder, Mayhem, Genocide and Religious Values that give “Men” the Right to beat women, confine and bind them, pimp them on to other Family members and kill women if disrespectful..Men can have boy-toys, screw each other and come to our country and do the same.
    I could not visit Kuwait today or ask for an Appointment to be with or discuss these issues with the Prince because I am “Pre-Op” and even “if” I was Post-Op there would be a problem of Gender and Systemics.
    If anyone would want to invest in my SRS/FRS in order for me to seek solutions, sanctions, agreements, trust and to educate this Country to be a leader in wiping-out Transphobia…let me know if I can help plant that seed….until then,

    Hugs not Hate,

    Dr. Robin Mitchell (ret.)
    T3P Global President/CEO
    P.O. Box 30661
    Walnut Creek, CA 94598
    USA

  2. This is a Muslim nation. Is this supposed to be surprising? These people still believe in Dark Ages concepts and systematically waste their time five times a day in a prone position. This is a highly confused, perverted, and dysfunctional culture.

    • Yes VH,
      But there is always Hope and there’s an unsettling of Real Truth’s in this and other Countries through out the World.
      They crave and Must-have Western Cultural influences and the latest technologies.
      With this in mind and knowing firsthand how Media works for or against a community, country or even a religion… These countries crave to be independent free thinkers through the right education and a Method Of Dissemination and or Delivery System.
      I call this cultural insemination a method of governing Psych-Ops.
      The problem is opening the Floodgates of information and or Social Media that the People For The People may have access to….and we all know all to well there will always be a War between Church and State even in our most Liberal of States like California Berkeley, San Francisco.
      It is my mission, dream and quest to begin à Trans Nation of International Missionaries fighting and armed with the latest Educational tools and charismatic leader’s starting with the incorporatation of the Trans Purple Panthers Parry or T3P…a new Not for Profit Non Profit Grass Roots Political Party For Change and Protection Of Transgender and Gender Queer People Worldwide.
      To do this I need to raise the Monies needed to file with the IRS a 501(c)(3) and then the Addendum for the attached (c) Four….but I need funding and so far I have been doing this alone and in my own time and money.
      With the Non Profit in place I will be at the at the Starting Gates of a New Era, I have the right people, activist and liberators of the Oppressed that will come forward, write grants, educate and train our people how to Survive and Protect themselves.
      We will open Cold Cases of Human and Civil Rights violations, murders, bias and wrongful termination of employment…. These cases will settle out of Courts and be Invested back into the Org to help, sponsor and promote Trans Owned Businesses thus creating Jobs, Education, Health Benefits and Housing.
      T3P’s ideas, concepts and business development are vast but obtainable and will be of Public Information with full disclosure… But I am ahead of myself and a dreamer.
      Enough said but understand we the Trans Nation are of great numbers now worldwide and most of us are waiting in Stealth for the Right Opportunity to be part of something Good as we all are loving and carring souls.

      Hugs not Hate,

      Dr. Robin Mitchell
      T3P Global President/CEO
      P.O. Box 30661
      Walnut Creek, CA 94598
      USA

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