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04/19/2007


Plight of Gays in UAE Highlighted by Dubai Police Officer, Lesbian Teacher in New Video: WATCH

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LGBT Rights UAE is a non-governmental organization that strives to raise awareness about the issues that face The LGBT Community in the United Arab Emirates. You may recall their stunning animated clip I posted in September which featured Hillary Clinton and urged the adoption of LGBT rights.

Their latest clip has the same awareness-raising goal and features a Dubai police officer, and a lesbian obstetrician and teacher forced to tell their stories through signage for fear of anti-LGBT discrimination.

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Striking Animated Video Features Hillary Clinton, Urges Adoption of LGBT Rights in United Arab Emirates: VIDEO

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Check out this very cool video from LGBT Rights UAE, a non-governmental organization that strives to raise awareness about the issues that face The LGBT community in the United Arab Emirates, detailing the persecution faced by LGBT people in the region and featuring Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's landmark address to the UN on the issue.

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British, Seychelles Nationals In Dubai Sentenced To 3-Years For Public Gay Sex

ThePalmA British and a Seychelles national have both been sentenced to three years in prison after being arrested for an out-of-doors romp last year.

From Gay Star News:

A 28-year-old British male teacher, identified only by his initials PA, admitted to having consensual gay sex with MB, a 40-year-old man from the Seychelles, next to a petrol station in February 2011.

The pair were said to have been drunk after a birthday celebration for one of them after which they stopped by a tree next to the petrol station for sex.
A man parked behind the petrol station witnessed the two men and reported them to police.
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During a court hearing in March this year (2012) they both admitted to having consensual sex and consuming alcohol. Each was sentenced to three years in jail and both will be deported after serving their prison terms.

On a related note, two Bangladeshi men were sentenced to six months in jail and deportation after having sex in a public bathroom. In case you didn't figure it out, same-sex sex is prohibited in Dubai.


Middle Eastern Video 'Tutorial' Shows Proper Way to 'De-Gay' an Effeminate Man: VIDEO

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A video "tutorial" showing two young men attempting to "de-gay" another man by scrubbing him clean (quite literally) to make him more masculine has infuriated LGBT advocates in the United Arab Emirates. Dan Littauer at Pink News reports that the video was posted just over a week ago, although the date it bears on YouTube is July '11.

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By2Writes Littauer:

Once in the villa’s living room, the effeminate man is told that he needs to change his personality. One of the traditional-dressed men asks: ‘will you change it or not?’ He replies ‘yes but now?’ And is told ‘leave it to us’.

They proceed to show the effeminate guy how to mimic masculine gestures. Later he is given a ‘make-over’ where his hands and face are almost violently scrubbed with scouring cloths, and then his nails and hair are cut. After the make-over the still effeminate guy gets a slap when he is about leave for saying ‘bye guys’ in his high pitch voice, and given a tip: ‘Thicken your voice!’

By3Littauer speaks with three LGBT activists from Abu Dhabi and Dubai outraged by the clip.

Abdullah [from Abu Dhabi] speaks how his parents would force him to get a to “a crew cut” so his hair won’t look like a “a western propaganda” fag, something that deeply humiliated and angered him. He recounts how his parents refused to buy him Jeans and T shirts because it made him “act girly,” telling him instead he must wear the “traditional Emirati dress.”

The video “brought flashbacks to me how on endless hot Friday afternoons I was forced to observe how men interact, or how they drink coffee by my father, so that I should emulate to make him proud.”

Abdullah sadly recalls: “I was banned from hanging out with my sisters too much because my parents alleged they were turning me into a woman,” finally his father rejected and gave up on him, choosing one of Abdullah’s brothers to “make him proud.”

Littauer also notes that convictions for homosexuality in the UAE can mean "up to 10 years in prison in Dubai to 14 in Abu-Dhabi, while Article 354 of the Federal Penal Code may even prescribe a death sentence for ‘consensual sodomy’."

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