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It's Okay to Be Gay, So Long As You're White
Buddhism and sexual orientation - Wikipedia
Dubai is regarded as the Vegas of the Middle East. Just like Las Vegas, it's a loud, glitzy, super touristic and very modern city, with plenty of things to do. It's also a major transport hub, making it the perfect stopover to break up long trips. We've been to Dubai several times, mainly to visit some of our gay friends living there. Before we went for our first trip, we had serious concerns about our safety because of the harsh anti-gay laws. Despite this, we've always had a great time in Dubai, albeit taking extra care to avoid all public displays of affection. In this article, we set out our practical tips for gay travellers to Dubai, as well as information about the underground gay scene, best places to stay and things to do.
Buddhism and sexual orientation
They do — and for many of them, the attitudes of family and society are a much bigger problem than the fear of being persecuted. When the US supreme court ruled in favour of same-sex marriage last year, the White House welcomed it with rainbow-coloured lights and many people celebrated by adding a rainbow tint to their Facebook profile. For the authorities in Saudi Arabia, though, this was cause for alarm rather than celebration, alerting them to a previously unnoticed peril in their midst. The first casualty was the privately run Talaee Al-Noor school in Riyadh which happened to have a rooftop parapet painted with rainbow stripes. The case of the gaily painted school shows how progress in one part of the world can have adverse effects elsewhere and serves as a reminder that there are places where the connection between rainbows and LGBT rights is either new or yet to be discovered.
Confused how two groups of church-goers can have such conflicting views about whether it's OK to be gay? Both sides of the debate about homosexuality in the church, which threatens to split the worldwide Anglican church, hold their views sincerely and after much study. So how can their views be so contradictory?