“A party of young gay men from Arabian Gulf countries held February 2 in the conservative village of Hidd on the island of Muharraq in northern Bahrain led to the arrest of 127, according to gulfnews.com. The arrestees were charged for their involvement in a “depraved and decadent” party.
Most of the men were between 18 and 30 and that those arrested included one Lebanese and one Syrian man.
The report said police sent a patrol to the party after neighbors complained of noise at about 2:30 a.m. An undercover cop, who paid a cover charge, reported seeing “dozens of cross-dressers drinking and smoking shishas.”
Homosexuality is outlawed in Bahrain, as it is in the other five Arab Gulf economic union countries. Foreigners arrested on homosexuality charges can be sentenced to prison, after which they are deported.” -via GayCityNews
We need to start banning together and help those less fortunate than ourselves. We fight for our right to marry here in the US, which don’t get me wrong is an important civil right that we should already have by now, but we forget that in other places in the world it is still ILLEGAL to be gay at all.
Where would I be in life, if I couldn’t make out with a guy, see my favorite drag show, or openly speak my mind? We often take for granted everything that we have. I know that slowly overtime this will change, but it isn’t happening soon enough. People are getting arrested for being themselves and having a good time.
Reading articles like this makes me sick to my stomach. It’s time for a change. A change across the entire globe. It will take all of us, Gay, Lesbian, Transgendered, Bisexual, and our straight allies to make it happen. There are power in numbers. And we have numbers. Mass amounts of numbers. It’s just a matter of us all speaking up with the same voice.