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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

In Jordan, a homophobic attack in a gay night club

Source: Gay Middle East

By Dan Littauer, GME Editor

Every Thursday night, there is a gay friendly party at the Marmara hotel, Amman. At last Thursday's Halloween party (28/10/2010), around 3am, the two bouncers suddenly pulled out a gun and a knife announcing: “Get out of here within two minutes; otherwise you will be shot with this gun! Don’t ever come back here again or you will be beaten up!” Then they started to vandalise the place and cursed gays with abusive and derogatory terms. Everyone ran out of the club thankfully no one was shot. The people that run the parties know exactly who was responsible and a report was given to the police. However, until this 1 November no arrests have been made.

One party goer who was present during the attack said to GME: “The whole incident was awful and very scary. We barely have a handful of places to go. We really need to feel protected in such venues!”

Unverified reports/rumours say that one man was beaten up by the bouncers when he was discovered in the bathroom.

Gay Middle East calls upon the Jordanian authorities to follow up the information, investigate and arrest the people responsible for this crime. If you have more reliable information please do not hesitate to contact us on


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