It’s Not Gay To Be Gay In Iraq

The American invasion of Iraq was expected to bring happiness to the people of that unfortunate nation, but, one group has certainly encountered anything but sorrow– gay Iraqis The Swedish Federation of Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Rights(RFSL) is urging its government to afford political asylum to those who are gay since there is a high probability a gay or lesbian would be subject to brutality the moment they entered the bastion of democracy– Iraq.

The very concept of “democracy” as espoused by Bush administration officials was rhetoric, but it had even less claim to reality when the plight of gays, lesbians and transgender people is explored. They are the subject of death squads which hunt them down in order to wipe out any trace of those who do not act straight and, we mean straight.

If any group is entitled to political asylum it is those who fit into the category of RFSL.