From the Toronto Star,
Fears that James Loney’s Iraqi captors might harm the peace activist if they knew he was gay forced his partner to remain silent as his loved ones called for an end to the hostage ordeal, Christian Peacemaker Teams co-director Doug Pritchard said Monday.
During his four months of captivity, Loney’s sexuality was kept out of the media spotlight at the request of his family, said Pritchard.
“It’s a sad fact that around the world gays and lesbians are more vulnerable to attack than straights,” Pritchard said.
Family Kept Loney’s Homosexuality Secret which makes a lot of sense in light of how Iraqi gays have been fatally attacked since the US invasion. You can hear of some of Loney’s experience in his own words.
Hat tip to Fraser, Toronto.