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Gay Man a "Double Outsider" in Egypt

Gay Man a "Double Outsider" in Egypt

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The Los Angeles Times on Sunday profiles gay Egyptian activist Bahaa Saber, whose life has been defined by two struggles -- one for acceptance for his homosexuality from Islam and another for an end to President Hosni Mubarak's regime.

As the Times reports, Saber's "homosexuality has made him an outcast from his religion and from the nation he wants to improve; a judge once told him that gay men should be shot on sight. He lives as if on a wire, dividing himself between who he is and what he wants to accomplish. He walks the streets in rage and disguise.

Says Saber: "Some political activists stay away from me because I'm gay. It changes me in their eyes. Whether as a dissident or a homosexual, you get used to being an unwanted man."

Read the full profile here.

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Gay Man a "Double Outsider" in Egypt

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