In post-occupation Iraq being gay, or even looking gay, can be a death sentence.
It's very difficult to determine how many homosexuals have died in so called "honour killings" by their own families or in the hands of the militias. But a BBC investigation has found that law enforcement agencies are involved in ongoing, systematic and organised violence against gay people, while the government refuses to acknowledge it.
TVNL Comment: Another perk of Operation Iraq Freedom! Thanks, PNAC.