SO36, a gay/bi/transgender nightclub in Berlin is playing host to the gay Arab and Turkish scene. Frankly, with the kind of music they play, I'd have a merry old time there! Funny how, even today, Berlin still has a rocking gay scene
I always wondered about the obviously feminine guys I knew back home, and how they must feel to have expectations of marriage always hung over their heads. Of course, I may have missed the mark entirely and they may simply have been feminine but not gay... But then there was the guy who wore women's shoes, wore women's perfume, and had hearts all over his room... Hmm... He also did my hair a lot. Sweet, sweet guy...
I don't think any of my Muslim Arab girl friends were gay or bi, but who knows...?
I wonder how that compares to my situation of having married a non-Muslim guy. Which do they perceive to be the bigger threat? I bet some would assume homosexuality as a phase that they can be talked out of, whereas marrying an infidel pretty much seals one's fate, does it not?
I can't help but think of a Goodness Gracious Me sketch in which a young man reveals himself to be gay to his Muslim parents and that the English boy at his side was not just his roommate, but his lover. His parents despair and then the mother finishes off the sketch with "And you couldn't have found a nice Muslim boy?"
If only it were that easy!