Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Perhaps, someday, Iraq will be this enlightened

Arrested gay men "to get hormone treatment"

Gay men arrested at a party in the United Arab Emirates are set to be issued with hormone injections, according to officials in the country, as part of the punishment for homosexuality in the country....

The treatments are used in the country, where homosexuality is illegal, in an attempt to cure gay men and turn them straight.

Again, we see how being gay is equated with being insufficiently masculine. The article doesn't say which hormones are used in the UAE to "cure" gay people. Historically both testosterone and estrogen (as was forced on Alan Turing). And we all know how well that worked.

Even with all the controversy surrounding gay marriage in this country, I'm very glad I live here rather than the more barbaric parts of the world.

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