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July 31, 2012

Doctors called in to conduct anal exams on men arrested in police raid. TV presenter Joe Maalouf who sparked police action threatens law suit over claims he is gay

Vice police in Lebanon have conducted anal exams on the 36 men who were arrested in a sting operation on a gay porn cinema.

The men were arrested in a police raid on the gay porn cinema in Beirut on Saturday (28 July). The cinema is famous for being a place where men meet to have sex with other men.

Of the 36 arrested, an unknown number have now been released after having an anal probe exam by an unnamed doctor.

February 9, 2012

As Zenne Dancer tells the story of a Kurdish ‘honour’ killing, we speak to Hebûn, the LGBT group in Diyarbakir

Kurds rarely make it onto the international radar – and that’s even more so for Kurdish lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people, yet they do exist have many stories to tell. So we travelled to the city of Diyarbakir in Eastern Turkey (or North Kurdistan), the centre of the Kurdish culture in the region.