Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Thank you friends… and thank you Korea!!!

Dear everybody, We've had an amazing run here on the wackiest peninsula of all, and had a great time recently writing this silly blog (big...

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Saudi Women permitted to Run for Political Office! Wait, but… oh.

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Kuwait Unveils Revolutionary new Gaydar Technology

There are currently over 70 countries in which acts of homosexuality are a criminal offence (largely in Africa, the Middle East and southern Asia),...

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