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Good Gay News Linkage

On the facebook page of the Silk Rope Chronicles we posted this joke picture: Our friend Dana responded with this great clip from the UK comedy show Goodness…

Taxi Ride

Our Dutch-Moroccan friend Samira currently resides in East-Jerusalem. This is a story she shared about a taxi ride in Tel Aviv: An Israeli cab driver in Tel Aviv…

Kurdish Men Warm Our Hearts!

Here’s a tale that warms the heart. Earlier this month a judge in the Kurdish Iranian region of Marivan ordered a man convicted of domestic abuse to be…

Yellow Fever

Some years ago a Dutch girl who saw me perform with my band asked me out. When we did the mail/SMS/social media dance to get to know each…

Pakistan’s Third Gender runs for Office

Pakistan never ceases to amaze us. While for some it’s the home of conservative Madrassas that serve as a breeding ground for the most regressive brands of Islam,…

Beauty and the Brains

When my friend Samira showed me her literary nails, featuring the texts of Foucault, I knew I had to share her brainy fashion statement with you. Though text…

You’re too sexy for my…

This month the table tennis playing brothers Nima and Noshad Alamian were sent to Hong Kong to compete in the Asia Cup. Their teammate Neda Shahsavari, the first…

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Taqwacore

How often does a writer imagine a scene, and by imagining it, the scene becomes reality? At least once. The American Muslim Michael Knight who grew up with…

Inglourious Basterds

I)  Joke mail received from an Iranian friend: There isn’t an office where Adam and Eve’s marriage is registered. There was also no mullah present to wed them….