Note: The following is a guest post by WoodTurtle, who blogs here.
A gay Muslim’s acceptance by the community or family is dependent upon many factors outside of religion. On the one hand, it may
be easier to come out in North America, Europe or Australia, where there is a larger gay support network as well as a secular culture pushing for gay acceptance. While in many Muslim countries, the practice of sex segregation has given rise to a kind of “homo-culture”
— where one’s first sexual experience is with a person of the same sex, simply because the opposite is unreachable.