Intro: A month in Egypt–up the Nile, north to Alexandria and west across to the oasis of Siwa–is hardly enough to see this ancient culture in all its beauty and despair. Gay and lesbian life shares little of the beauty and much of the despair Story and photos by Richard Ammon GlobalGayz Updated March 2012
“If someone is gay here, he may be regarded as a freak, and made fun of, no matter how straight he may look!” Blending in seems to be the only way to get through the day, “You may not care what others think, but many gay people in Mauritius are afraid someone may recognise them as a gay. The island is too small.” Many gay guys want to leave the island at some point, and many go to South Africa or Europe as soon as they can afford the journey. There’s little appetite for fighting public attitudes. Coming out as gay brings shame on the family as well as personal risk, which most Mauritian gay men aren’t willing to experience.
Three guest authors describe the complex coexistence of traditional homosexual behavior and today’s Egyptian Muslim culture–full of distressing political intrigue and intense personal desire. Recent arrests (2001) and subsequent harrassment by police have created a fearful milieu for gay Muslims in modern Egypt.
Aswan is a city in the south of Egypt (see Gallery), the capital of the Aswan Governorate (pop.1.2 million) and the 3rd largest city in Egypt. The stone quarries of ancient Egypt located here were celebrated for the granitic rock called Syenite that furnished the colossal statues, obelisks, and monolithal shrines that are found throughout
By Richard Ammon GlobalGayz.com A Gracious Man and a Fatal Mistake My friend George (pictured right) was murdered in Morocco stabbed multiple times by an enraged assailant who escaped the scene immediately after. Three weeks later the police captured the culprit, a young Arab Muslim man who was wearing George’s ring and carrying his wallet
GlobalGayz interviews a young gay Rwandan, Alan Malege, about the strong anti-gay religious and social attitudes in his country. Despite seemingly unchangeable and overwhelming circumstances he and his gay friends display remarkable resourcefulness in finding each other. Introduction Rwanda is a land locked country in east central Africa. It’s located between Uganda,Tanzania, Burundi and Democratic