'A Gay Girl in Damascus': Lesbian Blogger Becomes Syrian Revolt Hero

Lesbian Blogger In Damascus Becomes Syrian Hero

Inspiring the Syrian protest movement is an honest and reflective voice of the revolution: a half-American citizen journalist who, in illustrating her country's plight, risks death herself.

In a country that outlaws homosexuality, Amina Abdullah's blog, "A Gay Girl in Damascus," offers what she describes as "an out Syrian lesbian's thoughts on life, the universe and so on." Through the lens of her own life as an openly gay woman in Syria, she gives readers unsettling details about the state of the country.

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