Sunday, April 27, 2014

New attention to perils faced by gay people in Syria and other areas of Muslim conflict

Graeme Reid has a story in the Washington Post Sunday, “The double threat for gay men in Syria”, from both militants (on both sides) and their own families, link here.   Anti-gay laws and practices in Muslim countries have been accepted as a fact of life for many decades, but the recent explosion of anti-gay laws in less Muslim areas of sub-Saharan Africa and Africa have gotten international attention and raised new and complex questions about how asylum should be handled, as recently covered on my LGBT blog.

Cultures under physical threat from outside forces are more likely do demand loyalty, including the ability to provide new babies, from all members.  

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