Amid the lifting of tensions in Iraq with a sort-of decline in the violence in the war, a gay sub-culture has--or had--started to emerge in Iraq. A few entries ago I reported on the 6 gay men who were killed for simply being out.
Raise that to 25.
In the past two months, the bodies of as many as 25 boys and men suspected of being gay have turned up in the huge Shiite enclave of Sadr City, the police and friends of the dead say. Most have been shot, some multiple times. Several have been found with the word “pervert” in Arabic on notes attached to their bodies, the police said.
Hat-tip to the nyt.com.
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Shiite and Suni death squads have sought to kill LGBTQ people.
We must address issues not only in this country but others as well.
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