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(user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay readers on 02/08/2013 tagged with tourism, at the work place +4
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The law in Jordan is an Islamic law, It's not allowed for LGBT and the punishment is the Death.
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Ritaa (user currently living in JORDAN) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers in response to this story on 25/08/2012
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Hey "anonmous" guy,
1st i just want to say that the middle east has always been known and proven to be one of the very most contradictory regions in the entire World. Though i do realize that a bit of contradiction and dishonesty has been seen in almost every country ever conceived into being, but by far the Islamic countries sit above all in that category!
Now i would like to emphasize the extent to which Islam, the Quran and the various Hadith of our beloved Prophet has been interpreted to match the needs of the various middle-aged, homophobic, illiterate, power-seeking men who claim to doing the noble act of "explaining" the teachings of Islam wrongly to the people.
Homosexuality isn't one of the "kaba2er" of Islam that will automatically kick you out of the Islamic Sharea. Not to mention, its been conclusively proven time and time again that being gay IS NOT A CHOICE TO BE MADE! So i don't imagine Allah would want punishment in forced on gays who had little choice on the matter to begin with. But their are certain choices to be made when you have established if your homosexual , some of which include: who you chose to include with this peice of information, give you do chose to come out, and whether or not you chose to "practice" your sexuality or not. However, societies in Jordan choose to apply Share'a punishment wherever and to whomever and in whichever circumstance they feel suitable, which is why most fathers and mothers in our societies chose to stone their gay sons (ps: this is not an exaggeration point it actually is pretty damn common) and daughters to death while they let their rapists, war criminals, spies and terrorists out loose in the world!
so my personal opinion is that if you are gay or a lesbian but you are disgusted by yourself as a result of the disaproval your society has expressed, just be yourself and let those hypocritical societies fuck themselves hard in the ass! Do whatever you wish to do and take informed decisions and don't give a damn about what people think!
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alaa (user currently living in JORDAN) posted for gay readers on 23/02/2012 +5
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i'm 22 yearsold fresh graduate from university ! i live with a quite open minded family , the first time i told my "muslim" mom that i'm gay i was 15 yearsold , i have no idea what gay mean ! i was thinking i'm attracted to the guys and also i was play some with girls as well as i expect its normal ,, then i become just attracted to the guys , i told my friends in the school and they did not know what does it mean too , until my half american classmate told me that i'm gay ! and then i asked my older brother what does gay mean ! he said when a man have a relationship with a man , i told him is this fine ??!! are you ?? he said its fine but i'm not ! i did not know what's going on!! until i dream once that i have sex with my teacher in school , i was thinking about it the whole week! until the week is over in the Friday morning i always sitting with my mom for "coffee" and i told my mom can i say something , mom its not handle its not my fault .. she said: alaa say whatever you want , don't scared me .. is something happened with your grades in school , i said no , i don't want to talk about now lets talk later .. she said keep saying i will bring for you a privet teacher if you ...... i said mom : my life its not just about school !! she look at me and said: my little man i'm listening say what you want and never been scared from anything ever .. i said: mom i never had sex and i never think about it except sometimes play stupid things with my friends but i dream that i have sex ! she said: its fine! i said with a man !!! she start smoking and after a while said : you live in this country that i survived so much as divorced woman and work for 12 hours , i'm from palestine where my family , my people and left them all for you and your brothers ..people talking about me behind my back and the consider me a slut "sharmotta" but after all they all jealous from me because i make so much money from my beaty saloon business and because i sent your sister to study master in united states and your brother to spain and you study in one of the best schools in jordan , listen and remember this always : people will say he has top marks in schools , will say he graduted in excellent GPA , he has a great job , look at his car , at his house and they all wanna be your friends for this reasons but none will open your room and see with you who are you sleeping with !! be proud of your work and your mom ;) .. after that i had problems with my older sister and with my mom because i'm dating people often and stay over night while i'm not 18 yet ! but as soon as i get the university , i start working and been busy as well and she also does! even when i go to the gay bar they all wanna meet my mom and siting with her .. i'm really very proud of her but i did not graduate excellent actually very good but i was number 2 in my school and she was also very proud !
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Ah, Jordan, homophobia to its fullest. Allow me to introduce myself, my name is anonmous, and Im a 14 year old straight boy living in Amman, capital of Jordan. Now lately ive been interested in guys so i guess Im Bi-Curious? Anyway, Ive been living here all my life, except for a couple of years I lived in the states for. And being gay, lesbian, trans, inter, is not anything to be in Amman. There is no law about it, so yes its not illegal, but if you are found out to be any of the above, expect to possibly be: Hated on, harrassed, physically hurt, maybe killed. In Jordan, an islamic country, being gay is forbidden in there religeon, so its not gonna be cool for the people is it? Th funny thing is, if you are caught with your girlfriend dating somewhere public, you will be mocked, but Ive seen guys hold hands, embrace and even kiss on the cheek randomly and no one says anything about that.... Help me.
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