Gay Muslim Iraqi-Canadian author Hasan Namir asked himself, “What would my life be like if I had never left Iraq?” He imagines the answer in his Lambda Award-winning novel, God in Pink. In this interview we discuss the double-lives of gay men in the Middle East, ISIS being on Grindr, and whether things were better for gays in Iraq under Saddam Hussein.
Audio editing by StormMiguel Florez.
Transcription by Nadia Abou-Karr.
Photo by Bijan (mood.berlin).