May 9, 2014

The Gay Spring in Afghanistan, Iran and India

Nemat Sadat, The Diplomat

The Associated Press

In the past year, even as Nigeria, Uganda and Russia have legislated anti-gay measures, civil society in Afghanistan, Iran and India have been on the cultural offensive to promote LGBTIQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and questioning) rights.

In Afghanistan, my pioneering coming out on Facebook last August has become engrained in the popular culture of a collectivist nation that still believes being gay is against Islam.

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TAGGED: Homosexuals, Afghanistan, Iran, India, Islam


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