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Federal Decree No. 4 permits doctors to refrain from resuscitation and to conduct sexual reassignment surgery.
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MODEL GIGI GORGEOUS DETAINED AT DUBAI AIRPORT FOR BEING TRANSGENDER

Gorgeous shared an emotional post on Instagram after airport personnel in Dubai detained her... for several hours because she is transgender.

The Canadian model, who candidly documented her transition on YouTube, described the ordeal as "one of the scariest moments of my entire life."

"After being detained and held at the Dubai airport for over 5 hours, this was the moment my baby came to rescue me," Gorgeous captioned a photo embracing friend Nats Getty.

She continued, "Yesterday was one of the scariest moments of my entire life and I wouldn't wish it upon anyone. How you can be denied entry somewhere just because of who you are is seriously disgusting and also very scary. This further proves the need for CHANGE."

The 24-year-old model added that she was "safe and sound and happy" and on her way to "somewhere much more accepting."

Gorgeous recounted the incident to TMZ Tuesday, claiming that the immigration officer in Dubai, United Arab Emirates said, "I was told you are transgender. You cannot come into the country."

she changed her name to Gigi Loren in 2014 and says that is the name that appears in her updated passport. The YouTube personality also says her passport describes her as female, despite airport police telling TMZ the passport has a male photo and describes her as male.

TMZ adds that the "imitation of women by men" is illegal in Dubai, which is part of the Muslim majority nation the United Arab Emirates.

Her makeup tutorials started out as "fun little projects," but after a few months she said she was getting recognized at the mall and realized she'd perhaps found her calling.

Her mother died when she was just 19 years old, and the model knew she had to make a change.

"I never got to say it to her face," she told PEOPLE last year. "[Her death] made me realize, 'Life is too short to not do what you want to do. Let's become the most authentic you that you can be.' "

#LGBT #YouTube #Dubai #Canada #Transgender

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In April du and Etisalat banned Snapchat's features that allow users to make voice calls. Now Snapchat content is being banned in the UAE.
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The UAE ambassador to the US Yousef Al Otaiba statement condemning Orlando shooting on behalf of leadership & people

Retweeted HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd):

Our goal is to protect our society from the winds of ignorance &hatred blowing around us. We aim to build a model of tolerance in our region

Retweeted Ibrahim H. (@IBRHMtweets):

@HHShkMohd @SultanAlQassemi but not gender or sexual orientation?

Retweeted HH Sheikh Mohammed (@HHShkMohd):

Launching a centre for tolerance studies and a charter for tolerance, we reject any discrimination based on race, colour or religion.

Hope.

It will promote multiculturalism and reject attitudes of discrimination.
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An important read.

For most people in the West life in the Arab world for gay people is hard to fathom. It is, like man other parts of life in this region, complicated.
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Retweeted Butheina HK بثينة (@butheina):

"When govs spurn their youth&block their path to a better life,they slam the door in the face of the entire society" https://t.co/uLGN9K94zF

Dubai Ruler reflects on how the UAE is coping with changes in the country and the region
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Retweeted Erwin de Leon (@ErwindeLeon):

Banning homosexuality fosters hate crime and homophobia, says UN report https://t.co/dKyWIxRCfI #LGBT #Africa #Asia #MiddleEast

Men suspected of same-sex relationships in countries that outlaw them are subjected to examinations which ‘amount to torture’
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Retweeted SaudiLGBT (@ArabiaLGBT):

Saudi YouTube stars call for gays to be executed in 'the most horrific ways possible' https://t.co/NQM4AgVhui

Popular Saudi Arabian YouTubers posted a shockingly homophobic video to YouTube - which was removed for hate speech.
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Retweeted UN Women (@UN_Women):

Ahead of #ValentinesDay, @guardian presents us with 7 videos that give hope for #LGBTI rights around the world https://t.co/IIFdZ9VjwU #VDay

There’s a long way to go before LGBTI people can be free of fear of violence and discrimination, but these seven videos suggest acceptance is growing
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Do you recognize one of the videos?

There’s a long way to go before LGBTI people can be free of fear of violence and discrimination, but these seven videos suggest acceptance is growing
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Retweeted Arab LGBT Advocate (@Egaypt):

#سنحترم_حقوق_المثليين
Is an Arabic hashtag trending since yest. in Arab World to respect lgbtq rights, very impressive, we r finally tlking

Retweeted KaleidoScot (@KaleidoScot):

Activists dismayed over alleged #gay thief wining against #UAE extradition https://t.co/xv5DUy2r82… @PeterTatchell @UAELGBTR #LGBTme

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Free & Equal’s newest video – narrated by movie star Zachary Quinto – exposes just how much LGBT exclusion really costs. Rates of poverty, homelessness, depr...
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