Transformative Travel: I look at how travel can change lives. For example, in Lebanon and Tunisia state institutions have accepted calls to end forced anal examinations, after pressure from local and international activists as well as treaty bodies. Non-governmental organisations working in Arab countries often face government restrictions, and those working for LGBT rights face the additional problem of social stigma.
He had done some before, but on a smaller scale with very close friends. Abdullah al Busaidi was involved in creating such spaces in Oman. But since launching the feature, Scruff has only added more safety advisories.
But life is not without its hazards. Basically, this left the question of surgery for gender dysphoria unresolved, allowing both supporters and opponents to interpret the fatwa as they chose. Faced with official intransigence, some activists choose to work outside state structures: their activism focuses on community-building and attitudinal change.
Evidence of homosexuality in the Middle East can be traced back at least until the time of Ancient Egypt  and Mesopotamia.
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Especially when it comes to being out about your sexual orientation or gender identity, go with your gut and only reveal personal information to people you trust. The receptive or passive partner, on the other hand, is viewed with disgust.
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May 25, Robert Schrader. In spite of how overconfident I was back then, with my bright eyes and bushy tail, it became clear after only a few hours in Beirut that I had absolutely nothing to worry about.
Lesbian , gay , bisexual and transgender citizens generally have limited or highly restrictive rights in most parts of the Middle East , and are open to hostility in others. Homosexuality is illegal in 10 of the 18 countries that make up the region.
Generally speaking I think the biggest risk with traveling to countries like the UAE for example is the inconsistent enforcement of laws, and often how open-ended they are.
While writing the previous post, a straightforward review of the Park Inn Yas Island , I wanted to get into the back story of the hotel booking and the overall impression that it left , but then decided it would be better to separate the thoughts into a different post. When me and boyfriend decided to book the Park Inn for an hour layover, I selected the double bed option without even thinking about it.
When the US supreme court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage last year, the White House welcomed it with rainbow-coloured lights and many people celebrated by adding a rainbow tint to their Facebook profile. For the authorities in Saudi Arabia, though, this was cause for alarm rather than celebration, alerting them to a previously unnoticed peril in their midst.
Everyone is welcome. Compared with other countries in the Middle East, such as Iran where homosexuality is punishable by death, Lebanon has a relatively thriving LGBT community.
The performances are private, limited to friends and friends-of-friends who are considered trustworthy. These advisories alert users to local laws pertaining to homosexual activities. Some give in to the pressure and accept a marriage for which they are ill-suited.