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Gay Rights in the Middle East

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Scott Long, the LGBT director of Human Rights Watch, and Ramzi Zakharia, the webmaster and outreach director for GLAS (the Gay and Lesbian Arab Society), give us an update on the state of gay rights in the Middle East. In the past year, activists in Lebanon have launched a campaign to overturn a statute that makes homosexuality illegal, while Saudi Arabia recently raided a private party and arrested 100 men for allegedly engaging in homosexual conduct.

» More on LGBT issues and Human Rights Watch
» More on GLAS NYC
More resources on Gay Rights in the Middle East:
» More on Ahbab
» More on gaymiddleeast.com
» Nore on AIDS and repression of homosexuality in Egypt

Music: "Tomorrow" by Amp / "Royksopp’s Night Out"

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