New PDF release: Gay Travels in the Muslim World (Out in the World)

By Michael Luongo

ISBN-10: 1560233397

ISBN-13: 9781560233398

ISBN-10: 1560233400

ISBN-13: 9781560233404

trip past the phobia and paranoia of Sep 11 to event Muslim culture

Gay Travels within the Muslim global trips the place different homosexual shuttle books worry to tread—Muslim international locations. This thought-provoking publication tells either Muslim and non-Muslim homosexual men's tales of touring within the heart East in the course of those tough political occasions. the genuine, very own stories show how homosexual males have fun their lives and conferences with neighborhood males, together with a homosexual soldier's tale of his journey of accountability in Iraq. Insightful and from time to time horny, this clever publication is going past Sept. 11 and the current political and cultural divides to demonstrate the genuine stories of homosexual males in difficulty zones—in an attempt to hunt peace for all.

After the cave in of the dual Towers, fears approximately terrorism and Muslim tradition went hand in hand. homosexual Travels within the Muslim global enters the present warfare zones to deliver genuine and extremely own tales of homosexual males who dwell and go back and forth in those harmful components. This e-book demanding situations readers' preconceptions and assumptions approximately either homosexuality and being Muslim, whereas displaying the big variety of experiences—good and bad—about the areas in addition to the variations in attitudes and ideology.

Excerpts from homosexual Travels within the Muslim World:

From “I wish Your Eyes” by means of David Stevens
Men via themselves are infrequent. I move a good-looking Omani guy sitting at the Corniche wall with a cigarette among his lengthy brown palms. He wears his vibrant cuma cap at a jaunty attitude and his mustard-coloured dishdasha has risen as much as show tantalizingly bushy calves. I be aware the conscientiously made holes in his ears—not in his ear lobes yet deep contained in the cartilages—a pre-Islamic customized nonetheless practiced on a few male infants to push back evil spirits. I come to a decision it matches him.

From “It All started with Mamadou” by way of Jay Davidson
Drawing definitive conclusions a couple of society after residing the following for a bit greater than a 12 months isn't really a smart, secure, or accountable motion on my half. If a society's tradition is a mosaic of millions of little tiles, then i admire to imagine that what i've been in a position to piece jointly has been a tableau within which yes features became discernable, a few are rather less transparent, and others stay in a fashion that i'm going to by no means see as complete and comprehensible.

From “A industry and a Mosque” through Martin Foreman
Sylhet, Bangladesh: it is 8 o'clock within the night and Tarique and Paritosh are taking me out to examine the cruising spots. until eventually I flew in right here this afternoon, all I knew of the provincial urban and the encompassing zone used to be that it was once the place many of the Bangladeshis within the united kingdom come from—and in view that lots of the Bangladeshis within the united kingdom stay in my domestic borough of Tower Hamlets, i believe a type of affinity with where. even if Sylhet feels an affinity with me is a distinct matter.

From “Work In development: Notes From a continuous trip of producing Dissent” by means of Parvez Sharma
In the development of the picture and lifetime of the “queer” Muslim is additionally the attention of the now not so renowned indisputable fact that a sexual revolution of titanic proportions got here to the earliest Muslims, a few 1,300 years earlier than the West had even considered it. This promise of equivalent gender rights and, not like within the Bible, the tension on intercourse as not only replica but in addition entertainment in the confines of marriage has all yet been misplaced within the rhetoric spewing from loudspeakers perched on Masjid's—or mosques—in Riyadh, Marrakech and Islamabad. a similar Islam that has for hundreds of years not just tolerated but additionally overtly celebrated homosexuality is, at the present time, used to justify a state-sanctioned pogrom opposed to homosexual males in Egypt—America's “enlightened” buddy within the center East.

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