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Honour and secrecy for families of gay Muslims

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Last week, the LGBT homeless charity Albert Kennedy Trust warned it was seeing an increase in the numbers of gay Muslims fleeing from forced marriages and family violence. However, for one gay Muslim, the experiences of gay EastEnders character, Syed Masood are closer to home.

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Three Iranian men on death row for homosexuality offences

The men, named as Nemat Safavi, Mehdi P and Moshen G, have been on death row for three years and allegedly committed the crimes while under the age of 18. Under Iranian law, homosexuality (lavat) is "punishable by death so long as both the active and passive partners are mature, of sound mind, and have acted of free will".

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How Islamist gangs use internet to track, torture and kill Iraqi gays

"This is what infuriates me about non-progressive Islamic governments. Why do we have to have this still happen!? " Naufal Khan Iraqi militias infiltrate internet gay chatrooms to hunt their quarry – and hundreds are feared to be victims. According to Human Rights Watch, the Shia militia known as the Mahdi army may be among the militants implicated in the violence, particularly in the northern part of Baghdad known as Sadr City.

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How I came out to my parents

I can never forget the overwhelming feeling of self pity and hatred I had. I mean we all grow up thinking we are straight. I want to help break the stereotypical gay image which have been insidiously perpetuated by Bollywood and other such sources. I think this complete disregard of veracity has to go.

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