Gay Lawyer To Run For President In Tunisia.
'The fact that I'm gay doesn't change anything. It's a candidacy like all the others. I have an economic, social, cultural and educational programme for everything that affects Tunisians in their daily lives,' Baatour, the homosexual lawyer who intends on running from the presidential seat had said in a press statement.
Full name, Mounir Baatour, is a proudly homosexual lawyer and he has come out to announce that he will run for president of Tunisia and this makes him the very first homosexual to ever run for office in the Middle East. Baatour's candidacy marks 'a first which will without doubt be a benchmark in history', his Liberal Party said. Baatour, the party's chief and a lawyer at the Court of Cassation, presents himself as a defender of LGBTIQ rights.
However, Baatour was confined jailed for three months in 2013 for 'sodomy' with a 17-year-old student that he had denied having any affair with.