Gay Africans, Arabs Find Virtual Space

While Chris Crocker and his army decry the homophobosphere, gay Africans and Arabs are finding the world wide web to be their only window into the world: There are blogs bridging the Arabic-speaking world from Morocco in the west to the United Arab Emirates in the east. There is a self-sustaining circle of gay bloggers in Kenya and Uganda together with a handful of sites put up by gay Nigerians… Beyond the blogging scene, the Internet’s chat rooms and community sites have also become one of the safest ways for gay Africans and Arabs to meet, away from the gaze of a hostile society.” [Reuters]

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