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In ISIS’ Shadow, LGBT Kurds Take A Stand

Barring a few exceptions, the outlook for LGBT individuals in the Middle East can be bleak, or even outright deadly.

The Kurds stand apart from their fellow Muslim-majority neighbors because of their progress on women’s equality — boasting the only all-female units taking on ISIS — but are there signs that the Kurdish areas could someday be a relative sanctuary for LGBT people?

Read the rest at: Huffington Post