Wednesday, November 30, 2005


Homophobia in UAE

From the Guardian:
More than two dozen men arrested at an allegedly gay party could face compulsory hormone treatment, officials in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, said yesterday.

Police, who raided the party earlier this month in Abu Dhabi, said some of the men had been wearing women's clothes and makeup.

The men are also expected to face trial on charges relating to adultery and prostitution which could result in jail sentences and flogging.

The US state department called on the authorities to "comply with the standards of international law" and stop any hormone treatment.
Yes, and you know what, perhaps the jail sentences and flogging are unwarranted as well.

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