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Middle East

  • 27th February 2012

    UAE: Pulled ‘gay cure’ video gets ‘unprecedented’ media interest 10

    The 'straight makeover' video was pulled from YouTube

    10:32 AM — Following the article 'UAE 'gay cure’ video removed from YouTube', The National, one of the country’s most widely respected English language broadsheets, followed suit and reported on the matter.

  • 24th February 2012

    UAE ‘gay cure’ video removed from YouTube 8

    The 'straight makeover' video has now been pulled from YouTube

    12:28 PM — A homophobic video filmed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has been removed from YouTube following a campaign by Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transexual Rights UAE (GLBTR UAE) working with Gay Middle East and the international LGBT Press.

  • 20th October 2010

    Israel’s only gay MP speaks out for marriage on visit to London 8

    Nitzan Horowitz address a neeting in London last week

    4:30 PM — Nitzan Horowitz, the first openly gay politician to be elected to the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), is a man on a mission. Representing the left of centre, pro-peace New Movement-Meretz party, he has called for Israel to introduce secular marriages for gay and straight couples as well as campaigning for help for LGBT people from neighboring Arab countries who risk death if returned home.

  • 12th August 2010

    Gay German foreign minister does not take partner to anti-gay countries 15

    Guido Westerwelle does not take his partner on state trips

    12:23 PM — German vice-chancellor and foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has stated that he does not take along his partner when making diplomatic trips to countries in which homosexuality is punishable by law.

  • 19th February 2010

    Jesus was gay, says Elton 57

    The star claimed Jesus was gay

    12:20 PM — Elton John has said that Jesus was a "super-intelligent" gay man In a magazine interview, in which he also discussed his former drug addiction, the singer spoke his mind about the son of God.

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