Topics :: Middle East
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By Jason St. Amand | Tuesday Nov 27, 2012
An extremist militia group out of Libya have reportedly captured 12 alleged gay men and say on their Facebook page that they plan to mutilate and execute them.
By Jason St. Amand | Wednesday Nov 14, 2012
A leading anti-gay marriage group is targeting Starbucks for its support and has launched a campaign that aims to warn the coffee company’s Middle Eastern customers about its pro-gay stance.
By Kilian Melloy | Friday Aug 5, 2011
A new study by the Public Library of Science (PLoS) indicates that HIV rates are spiking in Middle Eastern countries, driven by young male sex workers, long-haul truckers, incarcerated men, and straight men who have sex with other men.
By Joseph Erbentraut | Monday May 16, 2011
Georges Azzi, 31, is one of a new generation of out-Arab gay activists who are working to change perceptions, customs and laws in the Middle East. In this exclusive interview, he tells EDGE of hopes from the protests sweeping the region.
By Hassan El Menyawi | Tuesday Mar 1, 2011
How will the revolutionary fervor playing out across the Middle East play out for the region’s gay citizens. An expert gives his optimistic opinion that things actually will get better for us, exclusively for EDGE.
By Joseph Erbentraut | Monday Jun 28, 2010
The latest fracas over anti-Zionist group in Toronto highlights tensions between LGBT activists who side with the Palestinians in the long-simmering Middle Eastern conflict and those who see Israel as a pro-bastion.
By David Wilkening via www.Travelmole.com | Thursday Sep 10, 2009
Lebanon has seen it all: a bloody 1975-1990 civil war, military occupation, high-profile assassinations, and unending political instability. But today, Beirut is earning a reputation as the sin city of the Middle East. Read more...
By Kilian Melloy | Monday Aug 10, 2009
As the Western perception of HIV/AIDS as a "gay" health issue slowly infiltrates Lebanese society, activists worry that less HIV testing might be the result. Meantime, Beirut has, for the moment at least, blossomed as a destination for gay travelers from the Arab world and beyond.
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