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Iraq Gays

We Must Stand for Those Being Pushed Deeper Into the Darkness

Elton John | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Elton John

We can only get married because millions of people took a stand to defend and protect us. The gay people of Brunei -- and Russia, and Uganda, and many other countries -- need us to take another stand today.

WATCH: Gay Iraqi Man Describes Escaping Death Sentence, Prison Rape In Emotional Video

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The alleged slaying of as many as 58 "emo" Iraqi citizens who are either gay or believed to be gay has sparked concerns from international human right...

Michelangelo Signorile

Iraq LGBT Leader: Obama Administration 'Has Been Looking The Other Way' On Gay 'Emo' Killings | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The leader of London-based Iraqi LGBT expressed concern and anger about the lack of U.S. response to reports of a rise in killings of gay men as well ...

Baghdad's Gay Community: A Tale of Two Cities

Michael Luongo | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Michael Luongo

I leave Baghdad soon, this beautiful, dangerous and ancient capital, wondering what to make of this tale of two cities for the gay men I have met who must walk a precarious balance in this still war-torn place.

Iraq: Stop Killings for Homosexual Conduct

Human Rights Watch | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Human Rights Watch

The killings -- committed without evidence or trial, on the basis of prejudice and whim -- violate standards in Sharia law for legality, proof, and privacy.

Iraqi Gays Targeted, Brutally Killed: Human Rights Watch

Huffington Post | Morgan Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The number of deliberate attacks against homosexual men in Iraq has risen precipitously this year at the hands of Iraqi militias and death squads, acc...

Iraqi Gays Suffer Atrocities At The Hands Of Iraqi Militias

Huffington Post | Stuart Whatley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Reports of heinous acts against gays continue to trickle out of Iraq this week, with Towelroad reporting on an Alarabiya translation from the Internat...

Iraqi Gay Murders Spur Action From Gay US Congressman

Gay City News | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As organized killings of Iraqi gays have escalated in recent months amid a homophobic campaign in that nation's media, openly gay Democratic Congressm...

Iraq's Newly Open Gays Face Scorn And Murder

New York Times | TIMOTHY WILLIAMS and TAREQ MAHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The relative freedom of a newly democratic Iraq and the recent improvement in security have allowed a gay subculture to flourish here. The response ha...