New York Magazine has published a detailed analysis of anti-gay violence in Iraq and what a few New Yorkers are doing to help. Here's a snippet — be sure to check out the full piece. It's long, but well worth the read.
"In the wake of the surge in American troops and the increase in
strength of the Iraqi military and police forces, Iraq’s once-powerful
Sunni and Shia militias have wound down their attacks against American
forces and one another. Now they appear to be repositioning themselves
as agents of moral enforcement, exploiting anti-gay prejudice as a
means of engendering public support."