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Title: The Rise and Fall of Arab Gays
Post by: LostInTime on December 04, 2006, 10:15:01 am
Blog Link (http://www.queerty.com/queer/news/the-rise-and-fall-of-arab-gays-20061204.php)

The New York Times was all sorts of gay this weekend. In addition to the aforementioned article on straights foregoing marriage in the name of queer support, the newspaper's Sunday magazine ran an article on the rise of homophobia in Egypt and Saudi Arabia.

Some people believe that homophobia's an ancient practice. Of course, considering the notion of homosexuality didn't exist until the butt end of the 19th century, that's just plain wrong. Still, it's tempting to project an American experience on a Middle Eastern country.