Ina year-old Saudi man was sentenced to five years in prison, lashes of the whip, and a SR50, fine after appearing in an amateur gay video online allegedly taken inside a Jeddah prison. Patriarchy, by its nature, extols masculinity. Foreigners are not given access to any HIV medications and while awaiting deportation may be segregated imprisoned from the rest of society. As it happens, Islam has case histories in this area which make it accommodating in some ways, though not in others. The problem with such laws, even if not vigorously enforced, is that they signal official disapproval of homosexuality and, coupled with the fulminations of religious scholars, legitimise discrimination by individuals at an everyday level and may also provide an excuse for action by vigilantes. Fanack is an independent media organisation, not funded by any state or any interest group, that distributes in the Middle East and the wider world unbiased analysis and background information, based on facts, about the Middle East and North Africa.
For those caught, the effect on their lives is catastrophic but the law is not much of a deterrent and for those who are discreet about their sexuality the risk of arrest is small.
LGBT rights in Saudi Arabia
The suspected wedding ceremony took place at resort near the holy city of Mecca, and was reported to the police by a man attending a separate festival at the resort who caught sight of the scene, the police said in statement. To illustrate how, I can give two of the countless examples I witnessed. Can Putin ban homosexuality and endorse polygamy? Global Citizen campaigns for freedom, for justice, for all. You can take action here to support the provision and protection of human rights globally. Like their male counterparts, they are often forced to explore their sexuality online.
Both male and female same-sex sexual activity is illegal. To minimize danger to the people who were arrested and not fan backlash, the international community should respond with caution. He was subsequently convicted and sentenced to a long prison term. There were also many who found the concept of gender dysphoria difficult to grasp and some characterised her as a gay man who was trying to game the system. The Ministry Of Education approved textbooks that reflect the county's Islamic view against homosexual acts by stating that "[h]omosexuality is one of the most disgusting sins and greatest crimes", and that the proper punishment for the intentional act of homosexual intercourse in public is the capital punishment[Saudi Ministry of Education Textbooks for Islamic Studies: He was referred to the Bureau for Investigation and Prosecution, which referred him to the District Court.