Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from across the Arab world, including a Lebanese rock star, released a video on Monday to tell their peers they are "not alone". Lebanese singer Hamed Sinno, who is openly gay, is one of several people from Morocco to Iraq to recount their struggle with their identity in the video made by two human rights groups. "I felt like a freak of nature... People would make fun of me, hit me," says the lead singer of Mashrou' Leila, an alternative rock band that is hugely popular across the region. Same-sex acts between consenting adults in private are treated as a criminal offence in most of the Arabic-speaking world.
April 16 / Yahoo News