Jordanís LGBT Community Fears Greater Intolerance

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AMMAN - Jordanís lesbian gay bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community fears, against the backdrop of violence in the region, that new instability could lead to increased intolerance towards the community.
Despite the absence of any article in Jordanian law that explicitly outlaws homosexual acts, there have been several crackdowns on members of the gay community.

According to George Azzi of the Arab Foundation for Freedoms and Equality, the basic form of social organisation in Jordan is heavily influenced by tribalism, which weighs on social norms and relations between people.

Members of the LGBT community fall prey to discrimination or violence not necessarily at the hand of the state but of society or their families. (END//2014)

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