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Tina (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for transgender readers on 28/10/2012
I hope my words finds you well. i was searching the net to ask for advice, and your name came on Google. I am gay Jordanian national who lives in Saudi Arabia. I want to go on the process to be a transgender, by doing this my life will be in danger in both country's Jordan or Saudi I will be killed by my family or the government. That s why i am looking and wanting to know what is the best European country that i can go and seek political asylum against being murdered. Please please all what i am asking is advice,and some information for what is the best country in Europe to go. Many thanks for your time !!!
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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
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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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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