Oman is a quiet prosperous, modern and progressive Arab sultanate where life has settled into a quiet place in the Middle East. Little is heard of it in the modern world except as a peaceful land of rugged beauty and friendly people. It is ruled by a benevolent Sultan who since his reign began in 1970 has brought the country into the modern era with increased education, health care, business enterprise a moderate form of Islam, which quietly tolerates a closeted gay community. Prior to 1975 the country was distressed with internal tribal warfare. In the 18th century the Omani Sultanate territories stretched all the way from Pakistan to Tanzania. Posted Laguna Beach, California, United States.See the Full Version Here
Oman, Middle East
Oman is on the southeast coast of the Arabian Peninsula.The country also contains Madha, an exclave enclosed by the United Arab Emirates, and Musandam, an exclave also separated by Emirati territory. There are no legal political parties nor, at present, any active opposition movement. Omani citizens enjoy good living standards, but the future is uncertain with Oman's limited oil reserves. Homosexuality in the Sultanate of Oman is illegal according to Paragrpah 32 of the penal code and can be punished with a jail sentence of up to 3 years. In Oman it is said that cases only get to court if "public scandal" is involved. There is reportedly some acceptance of men who dress in accepted traditional styles of men and women. These androgen men called 'xanith' can more easily cross the otherwise strict borders between the genders.
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Oman, Middle East
Capital: Muscat - Pop. 1090800
Area: 309500 sq. km. / sq. miles.
Language: Arabic, English
Religion: Ibadi Muslim
Status of Homosexuality: Illegal
Telephone Country Code: 968
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By Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com January 2012 Photos, News & Reports for Gay Oman Information and insight about LGBT life in Oman is neither plentiful nor scarce. GlobalGayz has not yet been to Oman so we have been researching the internet for some inside ideas and experiences. What is noticeable is that the lengthier commentaries posted online come from expats who live or have lived in Oman for several years. This is understandable since few Omani LGBT people–none really–are willing to be public about their love life or gender of desire. Expats, on the other hand, risk little in disclosing their sexual identity since the West is far more accepting of ‘lifestyle variations’. The worst that can happen is to be deported from Oman, unless a crime has been committed. Two important observations can be made about being homosexual in Oman. One is that homosexuality is forbidden with potential imprisonment asSee the Full Version Here