08 Oct '11, 9pm

Gay Syrian calls for gays to join fight against Assad | Care2 Causes

Gay Syrian calls for gays to join fight against Assad | Care2 Causes

Sami Hamwi,* the sole gay Syrian writing from inside that benighted country, has issued a call for gay people to join the fight against the Assad regime. Hamwi, who is known to the author, writing for the website Gay Middle East (GME), says that many gay Syrians he knows have been reluctant to join the demonstrations racking the country not just because of the violence surrounding them but also because they think they are better off under the current regime. An officially secular country, where homosexuality is illegal , Syria has a reputation as being tolerant of ‘discrete’ gays. But Hamwi cites numerous instances where the regime has attacked gay people. Cruising areas are where gay men often meet and where Hamwi first met other gay men and, he says: “I was often harassed by policemen and/or secret police, who have always tried to intimidate young people to fulfill their...

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