On LGBT support (or not) in the middle east

On LGBT support (or not) in the middle east
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There is another LGBT support groups in the Arabic world, such as ( Kif Kif ) and ( Basma ) in Morocco, Abu NAWAS in Algeria, Bedaya in Egypt and Sudan, shaku Shbeena , Iraq LGBT and Mousl LGBT groups in Iraq, and ( Khamsa ) group which cover the five Arabic countries in North of Africa

The Arabic LGBT community do care but they cant be active in public as long as the LGBT issue is not legal in most of the Arabic countries, but they are active in health care foundations such as the AIDS and SIDA foundations in Jordan, Algeria and Morocco

The local LGBT community in Jordan do care, and they did applied to establish a local LGBT group in Jordan under the name of ( Qaws) but the government didn't accept their request then, Jordan is the only Arabic country that doesn't consider homosexuality a crime and the sexual relationship between two adults from the same gender consider legal as long as both of them are 16 years old and above

Establishing a Jordanian LGBT support group will not add value to the local community at the moment as long as the LGBT is legal by law, and the local LGBT community is not facing a real hate or violent campaigns

Anonymous (not verified) Fri, 02/25/2011 - 00:45

You say the entire region, however, Isreal has and has had for decades gay rights and freedoms surpassing those of its nieghbours, forming part of its ethos as a liberal Western democracy! You might want to forget it exists, but there is a whole space on the map filled by a country with full rights and freedoms!

Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 02/09/2011 - 10:51

What democracy are you referring to? Oppressing bodies, whether gay or straight, has been going on for a while in Israel. Democracy in Israel only applies to Jewish, Israeli citizens it does not apply to other people and therefore it is no longer democracy in my point of view. Oppression is oppression and discrimination is discrimination and for it to be directed away from gay and queer people does not make Israel democratic.

Anonymous (not verified) Wed, 02/09/2011 - 18:17

from my point of view*

Anonymous (not verified) Thu, 02/10/2011 - 17:09

Well balanced article. As you said, Amman is a teenage city. I just hope that none of the BS around us will turn it into an orphaned teen.

H (not verified) Tue, 02/08/2011 - 10:28

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