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I'm really sorry to ear that things from a human.
Not because you're gay, but because your family is really egoist and stupid, ignorant in front of the fact that you love someone of your same-sex. I know (if I don't know wrong) in YEMEN it's illegal and it's punish with the death to have an "act against nature".

Really, I don't know what you're feeling in this moment, but don't realize the dream of your family. Don't kill yourself. You're beatiful and law, family or parents can't make you worst. You are a person, a beatiful persone like anyone else. Move to another country and fight for yours, because in YEMEN I think it's impossibile to... fight, or something else. I don't know, but don' kill yourself, continue to hope, and think positive. You can make the difference. You can move foward in all of these negative thing. YOU ARE BETTER THAN THEM. Don't do they're crazy suggesting crap.

Bye, It gets Better,
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posted for gay readers on 12/05/2013 +5
my name is MR Y i live in yemen in a city called Abyen .. from a good famliy a good trip aswell ... this is part of what i faced and still facing in yemen..when i was seventeen i felt in love with a handsom guy who was four years older than i .. I didnt care about any thing but to have his attention then after some time we started to talking and sitting in hidden places yallies .. just to make sure that no one will see him sitting or talking to me .. it didnt bother me the fact he is ashamed of me no. not at all couse i was just in love with the guy .. i saw in him what was missing in my life to be loved ... On day i decided to finally give him what he always asked me for (spending a nigth) it was magical i felt my heart would stop . just if i knew that i put my trust and my life i the hand of a non worthy one becouse the second time we met at his house he made to of his friend hide in a room white we doing xxx in the next one the so they rape me the three of them tried to scream but i couldnt couse people will find out that i am a gay but the three wouldnot and wont be punished becouse the are simply muscular than me and they dont act like girl .... after the bit me they took a photoes of me and the started to publish it ... people spite in my face threw stones and curs me but i swear i can deal with them but i cant deal with my mother tears disapointment and humilation .... ..................... then religouse people tryed to hunt me down to punish me , so my mother helped me to escape and since that day i didnt call her that was four years ago and still hidding from my brothers and family fearing only to killed not knowing or feeling two things ..to be free .... and respected ........
sorry my english not that great .......thanx
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Maher (user currently living in YEMEN) posted for gay readers on 27/04/2010 tagged with at the work place, health, gender identity, sexual orientation, illegality of male to male relationships +5
Dear Sir

my name is Maher , I'm Yemeni boy 19 old years i live in Yemen-Sana'a

I lost my family and friends and community when they hear that I'm Gay .i left home year ago when father tried to kill me

, currently I come out from prison i have been jailed from Sept last time till 13th of Jan really i have been raped and hited and

i was sick at prison without no care not medicine. anyway i was patient

I went to many originations in here Yemen and when i told them about
my case they're jeering at me and tell me go home and let your father forgive you
.now I'm following about by Yemeni tribes trying to kill me and searching about me and I'm escaping from city to city ,

also there is a press following my case and put about me in news paper and they don't get photo of me yet

if they go photo of me and put it on press it will be my end of my life everybody will follow me and trying to get wage as you know I'm a Muslim and i live in Muslim country and they don't accept like this

I hate this life and I don't want to live like this again i lost my future and my childhood and everyone in my age has it

I'm trying to make my decision .

many thanks for your attention and your time

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