A Wikipedia entry citing one of my posts:
Recent reports suggest, that although a large number LGBT are in the closet, and who often have to lead double lives, a new wave of younger LGBT are beginning to come out of the closet and are becoming more visible in the country, this resulted in establishing a vibrant LGBT community of filmmakers, journalists, writers, artists and other young professionals. with only a few young Jordians of the upper class able to remain single. New official hangouts have sprung up, such as the RGB club in Jabal Amman, as well as several gay hangouts, such as Books@cafe also in Jabal Amman. It has been said that Jabal Amman represents Amman’s smaller version of a Gay Village. [wikipedia]
Jabal Amman is a small Gay Village?
Is the current cultural “revival” driven by homosexuals?
Actually, let me be honest for a moment. As a student of politics this is the part I found interesting about the article.
…However, no real LGBT political movement exists.
I laughed when I read that. The entire political party landscape in Jordan flashed before my eyes and I suddenly saw a group photo of the next Lower House of Parliament, with the Islamic Action Front bearded MPs standing next to bedions, standing next to a guy in tight leather pants.
An LGBT political party? Heck, just give me any real political party at this point.
(by the way, for those who didn’t get it, I’m poking fun at our political system and not gay people or leather pants for that matter. and you have to admit, it would be a damn funny group picture)