On July 20, , American astronaut Neil Armstrong stepped off the lunar landing module Eagle, and became the first human to walk on the surface of the moon. Nearly , miles from Earth, Armstrong spoke these words to more than a billion people listening at home: "That's one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind. Astronaut, military pilot, educator. Born on August 5, , near Wapakoneta, Ohio. On July 20, , Neil Armstrong made history by becoming the first man to walk on the moon. He developed a fascination with flight at an early age and earned his student pilot's license when he was
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He lives in Mecca, the holiest city according to Islam, and is acutely aware of the stigma that surrounds his gay lifestyle. But I know that I'm gay and I'm living as one, so I can't see a clear vision for the future. Samir, like many gay men in the Arab world , guards his sexual orientation with a paranoid secrecy. To feel free he takes long vacations to Thailand, where he has a boyfriend, and spends weekends in Lebanon , which he regards as having a more gay-tolerant society. But at home in Saudi Arabia , he is vigilant. Samir's parents don't know of his lifestyle. He says his mom would kill herself if she found out.
It tells the story of a young Tamil gay boy called Arjy, growing up in s Sri Lanka during the civil war era, struggling to come to grips with his homosexuality in a very religious and traditional family and society. Fast forward 30 years when we visited Sri Lanka, at a time when the country is thriving; the Civil War long ended and tourism flourishing more than ever, we wondered if much has changed for the country's LGBTQ community. Be sure to check out our comprehensive gay Sri Lanka travel guide for our perspective as foreigners visiting. But what's it like for local gay guys? Get our latest interviews with gay locals, in-depth gay travel guides, inspiring stories, savvy planning tips, and exclusive discounts on gay tours.
When you think of Morocco, you may imagine the mysterious markets of Marrakech, mule-drawn carts carrying stacked carpets, and sun-drenched squares where men coerce rattlesnakes out of baskets. But there is a lot more that happens beneath the colorfully decorated surface of this nearly-1,year-old city. The recent story of two teenage girls put on trial for kissing in Marrakech is proof of that reality. In the case of year-old Sanaa and year-old Hajar, the teens faced up to three years in prison for sharing a hug and a kiss, according to CNN. The girls were photographed snapped by a passer-by, family members reported Sanaa and Hajar to the police , and the girls were arrested that same day, according to a report in the Independent.