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“Amazing Race” Gay Couple Strictly Platonic While In Muslim Countries

Of the five legs shown thus far, four have been in Muslim countries and homosexuality is illegal in every country we’d visited or passed through. Since we are guests in these countries, we chose to not embrace or kiss for practical and respectful reasons.”

“We were literally relying on the kindness of strangers and cab drivers and challenging their beliefs would not have been strategically smart nor neighborly. To be completely fair, perhaps many of the great people we met along the way wouldn’t have had any issues with our relationship. But unfortunately, we didn’t have the time to get to know them better personally.”

Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Brent Ridge, aka The Fabulous Beekman Boys, took to their Facebook to explain why they’re not as affectionate as other couples on The Amazing Race, via Gay Star News.