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Turkey to Build Separate Prisons for Gay Criminals

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Apr 16, 2014
As if the idea of a Turkish Prison isn’t horrifying enough, the government there now says they will build separate prisons for those criminals who declare themselves to be gay.

Outrage in Pakistan Over Suggestive Pictures of Clerics & Young Boys

By Asif Shahzad | Saturday Dec 29, 2012
Pakistan’s leading art school is facing legal censure, public outrage and death threats after its journal published paintings of Islamic clerics & boys that suggested a teaching moment that went beyond the Koran.

L.A. Panel Explores Challenges of Islam and Homosexuality

By Les Spindle | Saturday Sep 29, 2012
The L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center’s Cultural Arts and Education Department looked at the challenges of being gay and Muslim in a Sept. 24 panel discussion, "Cultures in Collision: Islam and Homosexuality."

Iranian Gays Coming Out on Facebook

By Kilian Melloy | Tuesday Sep 13, 2011
The recent reported executions of three gay men in Iran took place against a backdrop of protest: Gay Iranians are emerging from the closet, at least on Facebook.

Egyptian Gay-Rights Expert Reflects on the Mideast Revolutions

By Hassan El Menyawi | Tuesday Mar 1, 2011
How will the revolutionary fervor playing out across the Middle East play out for the region’s gay citizens. An expert gives his optimistic opinion that things actually will get better for us, exclusively for EDGE.

Ground Zero Mosque: A Futuristic Honeycomb

By DAVID B. CARUSO | Tuesday Oct 5, 2010
Conceptual sketches of the Islamic center planned two blocks from ground zero envision a futuristic-looking building wrapped in a honeycomb of abstract shapes, with a core containing far more space for secular pursuits than religious worship.

Islamic hard-liners protest gay film festival in Indonesia; some showings cancelled

Wednesday Sep 29, 2010
Dozens of Islamic hard-liners protested against an international gay film festival in Indonesia’s capital Tuesday, forcing the cancellation of several screenings.

LGBT opposition to Fla. church’s plan to burn Qurans grows

By Joseph Erbentraut | Thursday Sep 9, 2010
Equality Florida and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force are among the organizations that have condemned a Gainesville, Fla., church’s plan to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of Sept. 11, but anti-Muslim sentiments remain strong among some LGBT circles.

NYC community board head wants interfaith center

By Deepti Hajela | Tuesday Aug 31, 2010
The chairwoman of the community board that voted for an Islamic center and mosque near ground zero said she believes adding an interfaith dimension would help unite people, saying a nondenominational chapel built at the Pentagon as part of a Sept. 11 memorial did just that.

NYC mosque debate will shape American Islam

By Rachel Zoll | Monday Aug 30, 2010
The uproar over a planned Islamic center near the World Trade Center site is shaping up as a signal event in the story of American Islam.
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