Lesbian couple from Saudi Arabia declare their after moving in London


Lesbian couple who faced the death penalty at home in Saudi Arabia declare their love on Arabic TV show after moving in London

  • ‘Fad’ and ‘Nanz’ declare love for each other on TV after UK granted them asylum 
  • London-based Saudi women announced relationship on Valentine’s Day special 
  • It was on the TV show ‘Jaafar Talk’ which airs on Arabic-language DW channel
  • Nanz discovered her sexuality during early teens and first met Fad on Snapchat 

A lesbian couple from Saudi Arabia where homosexuality is punishable with death have declared their love for each other on TV after the UK granted them asylum.

The London-based women announced their relationship during a Valentine’s Day special on the TV show ‘Jaafar Talk’ which airs on the Arabic-language DW channel.

During the interview, they talked about how they met and what was like to be different in a country where same-sex relationships can carry the death penalty.

Fad and Nanz, a lesbian couple in Saudi Arabia, have declared their love for each other on TV

Fad and Nanz, a lesbian couple in Saudi Arabia, have declared their love for each other on TV

The couple have talked about how they met and what was like to be gay in Saudi Arabia

The couple have talked about how they met and what was like to be gay in Saudi Arabia

The couple have talked about how they met and what was like to be gay in Saudi Arabia

According to Saudi Arabia’s security agency, homosexual relations can be punishable by death under the kingdom’s interpretation of Sharia law.

The TV show used ‘Fad’ and ‘Nanz’ as aliases for the women because they showed images of their early encounters in Saudi public spaces.

Nanz said she discovered her sexuality during her early teens and first met Fad on Snapchat.

The women soon fell in love and maintained a secret relationship before Nanz’s relatives grew suspicious that she was repeatedly knocking back potential suitors.

During the interview on the Arabic-language DW channel, they talked about how they met

During the interview on the Arabic-language DW channel, they talked about how they met

During the interview on the Arabic-language DW channel, they talked about how they met

Nanz said she discovered her sexuality during her early teens and first met Fad on Snapchat

Nanz said she discovered her sexuality during her early teens and first met Fad on Snapchat

Nanz said she discovered her sexuality during her early teens and first met Fad on Snapchat

After travel restrictions on Saudi women were lifted in August 2018, they were said to have been granted asylum in the UK and are now living in London.

In the UK capital, the couple opened up about their relationship on social media and Nanz’s relatives promptly cut off all ties with her.

Meanwhile, the couple are said to be adapting well to their new surroundings and freedom to love each other without fear of death.