On the contrary, Desiring Arabs is an important resource for serious students of sexualities in the Arab world. Statistics are scarce but the number of arrests is undoubtedly lower than it was during the British wave of homophobia in the s. Coming Out in the Developing World. Skip to Main Content. In more severe cases, they are faced with the death penalty. Organised activism for gay rights began to develop in the Middle East in the early s.
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As Arabs engaged in same-sex sexualities begin adopting LGBT identities, they may form more lasting relationships and speak more of their love for one another. See also Arab culture Egypt Homosexuality rainbow flag. Get articles and upcoming events delivered every month.
Some give in to the pressure and accept a marriage for which they are ill-suited.