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Everything you need to know about being gay in Muslim countries

The official fiction, Brian Whitaker explains, is that gay people don’t exist in the Middle East. They do – and for many of them, the attitudes of family and society are a much bigger problem than the fear of being persecuted<p>When the US supreme court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage last year, …


Why the Orlando shooter fired

Investigators probing the killer behind the mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, are finding evidence of an angry young man likely conflicted about his …

Donors raising money for the Orlando shooting victims just broke a major record

The attack, carried out at Pulse, an Orlando, Fla., gay nightclub early Sunday morning, left 50 dead, including gunman Omar Mateen. Dozens more, wounded in the assault, were transported to a nearby hospital for treatment.<p>While the event will leave a mark on the LGBTQ community, Orlando, and the …

Middle East

Islam does have a problem with homosexuality. But so do western conservatives

Omar Mateen – who shot dead 50 people in an Orlando gay club – was both an Islamist terrorist and a violent homophobe.<p>These things are not mutually exclusive. They are concomitant. Mateen attacked the West in general but targeted gay people in particular. Inevitably some people say Islam is …