Shocking!!! – First Openly Gay Candidate Running for President in Muslim-Majority Tunisia

Tunisian lawyer Mounir Baatour (L), president of the association "Shams" which supports the depenalization of homosexuality in Tunisia and president of "Shams Radio", the first LGBT radio in the Arab region, poses in the studio as he arrives for the opening of the radio station on December 18, 2017 in …

Openly gay Tunisian lawyer and prominent LGBT rights advocate Mounir Baatour wants to become the next president of Muslim-majority Tunisia, where homosexuality is currently punishable by up to three years in prison, several news outlets reported over the weekend.

Islam, which forbids homosexuality, is the official state religion in the North African country. Nearly 100 percent of the population is Muslim, according to the CIA World Factbook and other independent sources.

The pro-Israel Baatour says he is determined to fight despite a nearly non-existent chance of winning…

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