government is attempting to rid the country of gay and
The Social Vice
committee in Kuwait is in the process of organizing a
national conference in order to define "social
vices" and determine ways to crack down on
them, according to British online news service Pink
a Kuwaiti MP on the committee, said to local newspaper
Alaqabs that the government has tried to crack
down on "girlie boys" and homosexuals, who, he said,
promote crime and sexual immorality in the country.
Kuwait's parliament passed a law that made "imitating
the appearance of the opposite sex" a crime.
states that "any person committing an indecent act in a
public place, or imitating the appearance of a member of the
opposite sex, shall be subject to imprisonment for a
period not exceeding one year or a fine." (The