Five of the 37 men beheaded by Saudi Arabia were gay, according to a confession heard by the Sharia law court. The country sparked outrage several days ago for the mass execution of the men, who were mainly minority Shia Muslims. Human rights groups have complained that confessions of terrorism and spying for Iran were obtained through torture.
Yasser, a year-old artist, was taking me on an impromptu tour of his hometown of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, on a sweltering September afternoon. But Yasser wears a silver necklace, a silver bracelet, and a sparkly red stud in his left ear, and his hair is shaggy. Yasser is homosexual, or so we would describe him in the West, and the barbershop we visited caters to gay men.
Nicki Minaj said that part of the reason she decided to pull out of a music festival being held in Saudi Arabia is that she worried about inadvertently breaking the country's strict laws. Minaj on Tuesday pulled out of Jeddah World Fest — the largest ever Saudi pop concert — after "better educating" herself about the country's human rights record. Writing on Twitter after the decision, Minaj said she worried she could fall foul of Saudi rules and end up in imprisoned.
Brunei is set to impose death by stoning on those found guilty of adultery and gay sex from next week, after shelving plans for this strict Islamic code in the past four years. The move appeared to have the support of its Muslim majority population, but attracted heavy criticism abroad. Brunei's move will make it the second in the South-east Asia region to have these Islamic penalties, after Aceh province in Indonesia. The Brunei High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, when queried on the issue yesterday, said it was "unable to give any information on this issue".
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Skip to content. She says there is no openly gay life in Saudi Arabia. AJ is sitting in a restaurant in Northern Virginia, drinking a beer and showing off her ink.
Around the world, people are under attack for who they love, how they dress, and ultimately for who they are. In too many countries, being lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex LGBTI means living with daily discrimination. From name-calling and bullying, to being denied a job or appropriate healthcare, the range of unequal treatment faced is extensive and damaging.