Gay Dubai Underground and Slave Traffic from Kenya
As much as I would like to see Dubai, you won’t see me rushing there anytime soon.
Being gay in the Middle East is taboo. Friends have told me you can find gays in Dubai – the “bars” are very secretive and underground.
In the Emirates, while being openly gay is illegal, the community has
blossomed in recent years. Mark, a gay Canadian man, said that “the community has increased dramatically and people are more
willing, and accepting, of the LGBT community here.” – Still, I am not convinced.
Crackdowns in Arab countries
against homosexuals is common and swift, with many countries employing
the death penalty against convicted homosexuals.
Now, a new report published by Identity, a gay magazine in Kenya,
reveals that gay Kenyan men are being trafficked into the Gulf as sex
slaves for the wealthy.
The report alleges that gay and bisexual men are lured from
university campuses – particularly from Kenyatta University – with
promises of high-paying jobs and then transported to labor as sex
workers for men in the United Arab Emirates, Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
The publication interviewed one Kenyan victim who was promised a job in Qatar but ended up suffering sexual abuse.
Qatar specifically, has no laws against human trafficking, which has made cracking down on the practice nearly impossible.
While the elite and super wealthy want to be gay, that would go against
their traditions. So instead they often marry and then hire escorts or do this
kind of thing, to have their real desires met. It is a problem of
society not opening up to the gay lifestyle and forcing it to the
background. READ MORE.