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‘Muslim LGBT Zionist’ defends Jews ejected from Chicago Dyke March


Female gay Muslim activist turns to Facebook for an end to the hypocrisy of the Chicago Dyke March.




The Chicago Dyke March, an alternative Pride event that billed itself as more inclusive and social-justice oriented than the mainstream Chicago Pride Parade, was the center of controversy this week after it ejected three participants for waving rainbow flags that featured the Star of David.

According to a report in The Windy City Times, the three members were told to leave the parade because the flags “made people feel unsafe” and that the Dyke March was a “anti-Zionist, pro-Palestinian” space. Continue Reading »

Analysis: Neither new Iranian leader or Arab revolts ushered Israel-style rights for LGBTs


Possibly the most omitted major human-rights story developing in the Middle East are the systematic executions, brutalization & repression of the region’s gay community.



For the Middle East’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender communities, the grassroots upheavals in many Arab countries – and promised reforms in the Islamic Republic of Iran – have not produced a sexual liberation movement. Meanwhile, rollbacks in Turkey’s limited freedoms to LGBTs also are on the rise.


Celebrants march in the gay pride parade.

Celebrants march in the gay pride parade. – Photo: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM/THE JERUSALEM POST

Perhaps the most neglected major news story unfolding in the Middle East is the systematic repression of the region’s LGBT community.

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