Brunei, Asia


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| October 14th, 2012 | Comments Off on Brunei Photo Gallery

Brunei became a British protectorate in 1888, receiving a governor in 1906. In the years after the Japanese wartime occupation during World War II, it formalised a constitution and fought an armed rebellion. Brunei regained its independence from the United Kingdom on 1 January 1984. Economic growth during the 1970s and 1990s, averaging 56% from 1999 to 2008, has transformed Brunei Darussalam into a newly industrialised country. Brunei has the second highest Human Development Index among the South East Asia nations after Singapore, and is classified as a developed country. Nevertheless, homosexuality is very illegal here and poorly understood.   Google Image Gallery for Brunei Gay Brunei Story

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Gay Life in Brunei

| March 3rd, 2012 | Comments Off on Gay Life in Brunei

“Gay life in Brunei” is not a cause for celebration but rather for secrets and hidden desire. Same-sex love is forbidden in the sultanate and punishable with imprisonment (up to 10 years imprisonment or a fine of 30,000 Brunei dollars). It is a cruel fate to be born gay here under the shroud of Islam. Nevertheless, many people are born with this sexual orientation–despite ignorant assertions to the contrary–and are faced with a life of suppression and anxiety as they try to fit in smoothly with their cultural traditions and with the rules of their religion. First Formal Study In recent years there has been a tiny opening to the issue of homosexuality in Brunei as a formal study was made by academics at the University of Brunei Darussalam and presented in January 2011 at the ‘Social Issues In Brunei Darussalam’ seminar at the university. Titled ‘Gay In Brunei Darussalam:

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