Tolerance for Gays Thawing in Muslim World?
Posted on May 24, 2006
In Tunisia, an independent magazine has dedicated a series of articles to homosexuality—an uncommon initiative in the Arab press.
The independent French-language Tunisian weekly magazine Réalités  dedicated a series of articles to homosexuality - an uncommon initiative in the Arab press. The articles include the personal stories of homosexuals and lesbians, information on their legal status in Tunisia, and a medical assessment by Dr. Kamel Abdelhak, a psychologist specializing in sexual matters. In addition, renowned anthropologist Malek Chebel  is quoted as asserting that homosexuality is tolerated in Arab culture. Poems on bisexual love by 10th-century Persian-born Muslim poet Abu Nawas are cited as an example.
The following is a review of the series….