Gay Porn Found During Raid on Gadhafi Home

By Jeremy Kinser

Originally published on Advocate.com August 25 2011 1:20 PM ET

A gay porn DVD titled Boyz Tracks was discovered among the possessions of Libyan leader Mu'ammar Gadhafi's son Al-Saadi when looters raided his home, reports Associated Press.

Libyan rebels took control of Tripoli over the weekend and looters immediately raided the Gadhafi family's luxurious compound of mansions, removing expensive cars, clothing, and bottles of alcohol. One rebel interviewed by AP says they "are not condoning looting of private property, and only allow the wrecking of symbols of the Gadhafi family's abuse of power."

The AP also reports that in the office area of one villa, journalists saw large piles of catalogs for yachts and cars, and the gay porn DVD Boyz Tracks slipped out of the stack of documents.

The 38-year-old Al-Saadi was described in a 2009 WikiLeaks cable from the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli as "having a troubled past, including run-ins with police in Europe, drug and alcohol abuse and excessive partying."





In another Gadhafi-related story — one sure to fascinate word lovers — Rachel Maddow reported Wednesday on the various spellings of the dictator's name, the differences deriving from the way Arabic characters are transliterated into the Latin alphabet. She noted that The Atlantic reported on a recovered document, the passport of another Gadhafi son, that suggests the family's preferred transliteration is "Gathafi." (The Advocate uses "Gadhafi," as rendered in Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.) Watch Maddow's segment below.

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