Being Gay In Iraq

Back in July we heard how young gay men in Iraq were being raped and murdered. Newsweek has more on the subject, with grim stories of Shiite militiamen hunting gays before raping and killing them. Male on male rape isn't a homosexual act, you see.

Iraqi LGBT, a London-based organisation, says 430 gay men have been murdered there since 2003. I'd hazard a guess that that's a conservative estimate.

The plight of gays in the beleaguered nation goes largely unreported and the world turns a blind eye. Even the United Nations human rights office thinks the question's just too hard.

Check out Iraqi LGBT here.


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