The Dubai police force’s new anti-gay crack down plan seems to be working: “Police in the Gulf tourist hub of Dubai say they’ve detained 17 foreigners for allegedly displaying homosexual behavior in malls and other public places. Police spokesman Zuhair Horoun says all the suspects are men who were either visiting or working in Dubai… Dubai’s Gulf News reported Thursday that police detained ’40 cross-dressing tourists.’ The paper quotes Dubai’s police chief as saying the arrests are part of a campaign against ‘transvestites.'” [AP]