Growing up queer in Kuwait: ‘Even though I’m somehow surviving, others are not’

In this podcast, we talk about Kuwait, a Middle Eastern country with little to no LGBTQ+ rights. Lou*, a Kuwaiti citizen, testifies about the hardships of growing up and being queer in a country that criminalises the LGBTQ+ community.

Our 21bis reporters talked with them** when they were in Mechelen for a week. They tell us about their past, the present situation in Kuwait and how they view their future.

Listen to the story of Lou below.

Research and interview: Amber Laenen en Ona Van Dyck Colomer
Photo: © Amber Laenen
*We use Lou as a cover name because of safety reasons.
** Lou uses She/Her/They/Them pronouns with preference for They/Them