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||[May. 3rd, 2006|02:25 pm]
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The Double CLoset - the Arab Gay Community
It's an interesting article. I like how they described one young man as being impossibly pretty
I found his quote uplifting: ""They think you're a sick person, that you're not supposed to live. They think it's against God's rules. But God will always love me he says.
I want to show this to my afghan friend who says that gays are sick, exactly like he said it. It always makes me so sad to hear.
Like the article says, it has to be impossibly hard to be homosexual in this culture.
"But God will always love me," he says. "I was born like this and it's nothing to be ashamed of." That's an admirably courageous man.
I always love the pics you find and post. This goes way back.miss ya
ahaha garabs. it's crazy to me that people even care. it's obvious there are gay people here, it must be brutal for them. I guess to come from any place or family that is extremely religious, must be incredibly hard. Aside from family and society, I always wonder how a person can stay close to their religion (any religion) that basically says they are damned.
I'm not very religious, and I can't believe that is true. But for someone who is religious, that must really mess with the head.
I don't think I have an extended family member here, who could even begin to understand why a person's orientation shouldn't matter. or That I could be friends with a gay person just as easily as anyone else. But I've been lucky to have been raised mostly in the states by incredible and loving parents who have taught me better than that.