IRAQ Hot or Not: Homosexuality ❌ Sexual Deviance ✅

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With all the problems Iraq faces, the government nevertheless this week took time to ban media platforms from using the word ‘homosexuality’. They must instead say ‘sexual deviance’. The term gender is also verboten.

Iraq Quick Facts

  • Modern Iraq began as a British-backed kingdom in the 1920s.
  • Monarchy overthrown in 1958.
  • Ruled from 1979 – 2003 by the despotic Saddam Hussein.
  • Invaded under false pretences by George W Bush, Tony Blair and John Howard in 2003.
  • The consequent political instability saw the country best by insurgency, sectarian conflict, civil unrest, crime, extreme violence and rampant corruption. 

Few countries face as many challenges as Iraq. On top of everything else, the country has endured a prolonged drought since 2020. Desertification threatens half of Iraq’s farmland.

So, what are you going to do?

Negotiate some peace treaties? Clamp down on corruption? Work with scientists on increasing water reserves?

Don’t be a fcking idiot!

No, the Iraqi government have the answer.

Ban the word homosexuality!

Make all local media and social media platforms use ‘sexual deviance’ instead.

That will solve everything.

Gay rights in Iraq

Unlike neighbouring Islamic shithole Iran, Iraq does not criminalise homosexuality — sorry — sexual deviance.

However, the country’s penal code contains loosely defined morality clauses often employed against LGBTQIA+ Iraqis. Conservative political parties in Iraq — like everywhere else, including Australia — frequently scapegoat the LGBTQIA+ community. Protestors burn rainbow flags to prove their self-righteousness.

Amnesty International called on the Iraqi government to reverse the stupid ban.

“The Iraqi authorities must immediately overturn this decision and ensure that they respect the right to freedom of expression and non-discrimination for all individuals in the country, regardless of their gender or sexual orientation.”

Read more: King Ghazi: Iraq’s gay king

2019: Iraq Demolishes Infamous Building used by ISIS to Execute Gay Men.

2022: Iraq government drafts plan to criminalise homosexuality.

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Destiny Rogers

Destiny Rogers embarked on her career in the media industry immediately after high school, initially joining Mirror News, which later evolved into News Ltd. She fondly recalls editing Ian Byford's 'Passing Glances: A History of Gay Cairns' as one of her most fulfilling projects. Additionally, Destiny co-researched and co-wrote 'The Queen's Ball', chronicling the history of the world's longest-running continuous queer event. Her investigative work on the history of Australia's COON Cheese and Edward Coon culminated in the publication 'COON: More Holes than Swiss Cheese', a collaborative effort with Dr. Stephen Hagan. Destiny's journey at QNews began as a feature writer, and she was subsequently elevated to the role of Managing Editor of QNews Magazine in 2018. However, in July 2022, she decided to resign from this role to refocus on research and feature writing. For contact, please reach out at

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