Gay Travels in the Muslim World

Travel Beyond The Fear And Paranoia Of 9 11 To Experience Muslim CultureGay Travels In The Muslim World Journeys Where Other Gay Travel Books Fear To Tread Muslim Countries This Thought Provoking Book Tells Both Muslim And Non Muslim Gay Men S Stories Of Traveling In The Middle East During These Difficult Political Times The True, Very Personal Tales Reveal How Gay Men Celebrate Their Lives And Meetings With Local Men, Including A Gay Soldier S Story Of His Tour Of Duty In Iraq Insightful And At Times Sexy, This Intelligent Book Goes Beyond 9 11 And The Present Political And Cultural Divides To Illustrate The Real Experiences Of Gay Men In Trouble Zones In An Effort To Seek Peace For All.After The Collapse Of The Twin Towers, Fears About Terrorism And Muslim Culture Went Hand In Hand Gay Travels In The Muslim World Enters The Current War Zones To Bring Real And Very Personal Stories Of Gay Men Who Live And Travel In These Dangerous Areas This Book Challenges Readers Preconceptions And Assumptions About Both Homosexuality And Being Muslim, While Showing The Wide Range Of Experiences Good And Bad About The Regions As Well As The Differences In Attitudes And Beliefs Excerpts From Gay Travels In The Muslim World From I Want Your Eyes By David Stevens Men By Themselves Are Rare I Pass A Handsome Omani Man Sitting On The Corniche Wall With A Cigarette Between His Long Brown Fingers He Wears His Colourful Cuma Cap At A Jaunty Angle And His Mustard Coloured Dishdasha Has Risen Up To Reveal Tantalizingly Hairy Calves I Note The Carefully Made Holes In His Ears Not In His Ear Lobes But Deep Inside The Cartilages A Pre Islamic Custom Still Practiced On Some Male Babies To Ward Off Evil Spirits I Decide It Suits Him.From It All Began With Mamadou By Jay Davidson Drawing Definitive Conclusions About A Society After Living Here For A Little Than A Year Is Not A Wise, Safe, Or Responsible Action On My Part If A Society S Culture Is A Mosaic Of Thousands Of Little Tiles, Then I Like To Think That What I Have Been Able To Piece Together Has Been A Tableau In Which Certain Aspects Have Become Discernable, Some Are A Little Less Clear, And Others Remain In A Way That I Will Never See As Whole And Comprehensible.From A Market And A Mosque By Martin Foreman Sylhet, Bangladesh It S Eight O Clock In The Evening And Tarique And Paritosh Are Taking Me Out To Look At The Cruising Spots Until I Flew In Here This Afternoon, All I Knew Of The Provincial City And The Surrounding Area Was That It Was Where Most Of The Bangladeshis In The UK Come From And Since Most Of The Bangladeshis In The UK Live In My Home Borough Of Tower Hamlets, I Feel A Kind Of Affinity With The Place Whether Or Not Sylhet Feels An Affinity With Me Is A Different Matter.From Work In Progress Notes From A Continuing Journey Of Manufacturing Dissent By Parvez Sharma In The Construction Of The Image And Life Of The Queer Muslim Is Also The Awareness Of The Not So Well Known Fact That A Sexual Revolution Of Immense Proportions Came To The Earliest Muslims, Some 1,300 Years Before The West Had Even Thought About It This Promise Of Equal Gender Rights And, Unlike In The Bible, The Stress On Sex As Not Just Reproduction But Also Enjoyment Within The Confines Of Marriage Has All But Been Lost In The Rhetoric Spewing From Loudspeakers Perched On Masjid S Or Mosques In Riyadh, Marrakech And Islamabad The Same Islam That Has For Centuries Not Only Tolerated But Also Openly Celebrated Homosexuality Is, Today, Used To Justify A State Sanctioned Pogrom Against Gay Men In Egypt America S Enlightened Friend In The Middle East.Gay Travels In The Muslim World Is A Refreshing, Well Written Look AGay Travels in the Muslim World

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  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • Gay Travels in the Muslim World
  • Michael T. Luongo
  • English
  • 28 October 2019
  • 1560233400

10 thoughts on “Gay Travels in the Muslim World

  1. says:

    Gay identity is denied in most Muslim countries That there are men and women within those areas who primarily love people of their own gender is a biological certainty But most of them would not label themselves gay or lesbian , they would see the attraction as just one small aspect of themselves that they try to fit into their lives while adhering to what is expected of them by friends and especially family Family is very important, both caring for the current generation as well as ra Gay identity is denied in most Muslim countries That there are men and women within those areas who primarily love people of their own gender is a biological certainty But most of them would not labe...

  2. says:

    Gay Travels is a mixed bag worth dipping into, with caution While it offers insights, it doesn t relinquish the hierarchies implicitly built into travel literature When it comes to travel, it seems that only Westerners travel ironically and self consciously and write tales of t...

  3. says:

    Fascinating, if occasionally uneven, anthology of tales in the Muslim world Many, if not most, are from Westerners traveling in the Middle East and other Muslim locales some are from local voices But all present a compelling portrait of gay life in a region and culture widely rep...

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    This book is a series of essays written by gay men about their experiences traveling in Muslim countries It was interesting to read about gay culture or lack thereof in Muslim countries I was surprised with how personal and open most of the essays were Overall, I learned a lot.

  6. says:

    Fascinating insightful.

  7. says:

    I m suspicious.

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