Middle East

 

 

 

Gay Iran News and Reports 2006

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Iranian Queer Organization (www.irqo.net) Iranian Queer Organization Online Magazine (www.cheraq.net) Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site: http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/ More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be found at: groups.yahoo.com/group/al-fatiha-news Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah Gay Islam discussion groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimgaymen     http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lgbtmuslim http://groups.yahoo.com/group/queerjihad          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bimuslims… Read more »

Gay Iran News and Reports 2005

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Iranian Queer Organization (www.irqo.net) Iranian Queer Organization Online Magazine (www.cheraq.net) Some URL adresses focusing on Iran’s execution of gays: -Iran Reportedly Executes Two More Gay Men – November 13, 2005 http://www.365gay.com/newscon05/11/111405iran.htm -Iran Hangs Two Young Homosexuals – November 13, 2005 http://www.iranfocus.com/modules/news/article.php?storyid=4404 -Iran Executions – 92 people in four and a… Read more »

Nightmare in Dubai for Toronto gay couple

Detained nearly a month for possession of arthritis medicine A gay Toronto couple was detained for 28 days in Dubai for carrying the prescription arthritis drug Celebrex, which is banned in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Rocky Sharma and Stephen Macleod, who have been together for 10 years, were stopped upon arrival in Dubai on… Read more »

Gay Lebanon News and Reports 2009-11

Human rights groups in Lebanon: Helem Meem Lebanese Lesbian Group Hurriyyat Khassa (Private Liberties) See #4 below Also see: More information about Islam & Homosexuality al-fatiha-news Middle East Youth Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah, Barra Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men     LGBT muslim Queer Jihad           Bi-muslims Trans-muslims       Lesbian muslims Muslim Yahoo Group: "Queer Muslim Revolution"… Read more »

Ahmed’s recent ‘the arab’s dirty secret’ rebuttal series and inanities’ ‘honey, i’m homosexual’

Criticism got me thinking about the oft-sidelined social issue that is the region’s views on homosexuality. Homosexuality in arabia isn’t discussed much apart from a few bits now and then highlighting outdated and seldom enacted sodomy laws. the yaacoubian building brought a spike of egyptian interest to the subject but it is still usually under… Read more »

Gay United Arab Emirates News & Reports 2008-09

The United Arab Emirates (also the UAE or the Emirates) is a Middle Eastern country situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi: (Information 1), (Info 2), (Info 3), (Info 4), (PBS-TV Report) Ajma¯n: (Info 1) Dubai: (Info 1), (Info 2), (Info 3),… Read more »

Gay Kuwait News and Reports

There is very little Internet information about gay life in Kuwait. What there is often comes from western visitors with limited knowledge and unique experiences. Listed here are numerous links to gay Muslims, gay Middle East sites, and a couple of unusual news reports about transsexuality. These are followed by a short list of blogs… Read more »

Gay Saudi Arabia News & Reports 2000-05

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Gay Middle East Web Site: Gay Middle East More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be found at: Al-Fatiha-News Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men      LGBT Muslim Queer Jihad           Bi Muslims Trans Muslims       … Read more »

Gay Syria News & Reports 2003-10

Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site More information about Islam & Homosexuality Other articles of interest Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men     LGBT muslim Queer Jihad           Bi-muslims Trans-muslims       Lesbian muslims 1 Syria postpones U.N. draft resolution on human rights and sexual orientation 4/03 2 Have Syrian authorities threatened gays… Read more »

Gay Middle East News & Reports (All Middle East)

New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (ch. 10 by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books reviews: Gay City News and Philadelphia Gay News Also see: More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be found at: groups.yahoo.com/group/al-fatiha-news Queer Muslim magazines:… Read more »

Gay Yemen News & Reports

Yemen’s first LGBT web site: Yemen Queer–its there but it doesn’t work. Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site More information about Islam & Homosexuality Other articles of interest Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah, Barra Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men     LGBT muslim Queer Jihad           Bi-muslims Trans-muslims       Lesbian muslims 0 Journalists convicted for gay report… Read more »

Gay Lebanon News and Reports 2002-08

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Human rights groups in Lebanon: Helem Meem Lebanese Lesbian Group Hurriyyat Khassa (Private Liberties) See #4 below Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site: http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/ More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be found at: groups.yahoo.com/group/al-fatiha-news Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah Gay… Read more »

Gay Israel News & Reports 2000-02

Press Release: World Pride to be held in Jerusalem 2005 1 Two Books on Gay Israel 7/00 2 Coalition MKs stay away from gay Knesset gathering 3/01 3 High Court overturns rabbinical court ruling in lesbian case 3/01 4 Gay community center reaching out to gay Arabs 6/01 5 Israeli Army Weekly ordered closed after… Read more »

Gay Jordan News & Reports

Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site More information about Islam & Homosexuality Other articles of interest Queer Muslim magazine Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men     LGBT muslim Queer Jihad           Bi-muslims Trans-muslims       Lesbian muslims 1 Jordanian-American Family Lesbian Kidnap Case Resolved 1/02 2 Passage to Islam: Brotherhood Amidst Raging War 11/03 3 Gay Jordanian… Read more »

Gay Palestine News & Reports

1 Gay community center reaching out to gay Arabs 6/01 2 Jerusalem pride ’03 parade delayed after suicide bomb 6/03 3 Jerusalem of pink 6/03 4 Recent film documents LGBT suffering in Palestine and Israel 6/03 5 Gay Palestinians suffer under Arafat-Commentary 9/02 6 Palestine’s oppression of gays should not be ignored-Commentary 3/03 7 Black… Read more »

Gay Iran News & Reports 1997-2004

Also see: Islam and Homosexuality Persian Gay and Lesbian Organization (http://www.pglo.net/) Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site: http://www.gaymiddleeast.com/ More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can be found at: groups.yahoo.com/group/al-fatiha-news Queer Muslim magazine: Huriyah Gay Islam discussion groups: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/muslimgaymen     http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lgbtmuslim http://groups.yahoo.com/group/queerjihad          http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bimuslims http://groups.yahoo.com/group/transmuslims       http://groups.yahoo.com/group/lesbianmuslims 1 Saviz… Read more »

Gay Qatar News & Reports

Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site More information about Islam & Homosexuality Other articles of interest Queer Muslim magazine Iranian queer online magazine (Farsi) UTube video on persecution of gay in Iran Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men     LGBT muslim Queer Jihad           Bi-muslims Trans-muslims       Lesbian muslims 1 Qatar’s Gay Rights Policy Under Scrutiny… Read more »

Gay United Arab Emirates News & Reports 1999-2007

The United Arab Emirates (also the UAE or the Emirates) is a Middle Eastern country situated in the southeast of the Arabian Peninsula in Southwest Asia on the Persian Gulf, comprising seven emirates: Abu Dhabi: (Information 1), (Info 2), (Info 3), (Info 4), (PBS-TV Report) Ajma¯n: (Info 1) Dubai: (Info 1), (Info 2), (Info 3),… Read more »

Gay Bahrain News & Reports

Also see: Gay Middle East Web Site More information about Islam & Homosexuality Other articles of interest Queer Muslim magazine Bahrain Rights Organization Gay Islam discussion groups: Muslim Gay Men     LGBT muslim Queer Jihad           Bi-muslims Trans-muslims       Lesbian muslims 1 Bahrain cracks down on gay migrant workers 7/02 2 Gay party halted 1/04 2a Tourist convicted… Read more »

The Kingdom in the Closet

Sodomy is punishable by death in Saudi Arabia, but gay life flourishes there. Why it is “easier to be gay than straight” in a society where everyone, homosexual and otherwise, lives in the closet Yasser, a 26-year-old artist, was taking me on an impromptu tour of his hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on a sweltering… Read more »

Gay Iraq News & Reports 2003-06

Also see: Iraqi LGBT website/blog Islam and Homosexuality Also see: New book 2007: Gay Travels in the Muslim World, Edited by Michael Luongo (chapter 10 written by GlobalGayz owner Richard Ammon) See books review: Gay City News Also see: More information about Islam & Homosexuality can be found at: www.al-fatiha.org Other articles of interest can… Read more »