Robin Hammond

Beruit, Lebanon

A man holding baton of the type used by the police to beat those they suspect as being LGBTQI.While many countries around the world are legally recognising same-sex relationships, individuals in nearly 80 countries face criminal sanctions for private consensual relations with another adult of the same sex. Violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender expression is even more widespread. Increasingly conservative interpretations of Islam in the Middle East is making life more dangerous for gay men there, as evidenced by ISIS's recent murders of homosexual men. While homophobic discrimination is widespread in Lebanon, life is much safer there than Iran, Iraq, and Syria from which refugees are fleeing due to homophobic persecution.

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Robin Hammond
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