David Strauss wrote:
George Herbert wrote:
If you believe Egypt truly is significantly bad
for visiting LGBT
tourists, there should be ample evidence thereof available. In spite
of my friends' and aquaintences personal ancedotal safe trips, I went
looking for some evidence of risk when this thread started. I have
not found anything of the sort. There's more documented foreign
tourist gay bashing in San Francisco (fairly low actual rate, and
abhored by the local population as a whole, but there's a persistent
low-rate problem from homophobic fringeists) than I can find for
If you use official records, there's zero gay bashing in Iran. I
wouldn't consider Egypt's records on GLBT issues accurate, either.
Can I read that as a vote for moving Wikimania 2008 to Iran?
That's the quandary with record-keeping. The
places with the most
problems often have the worst records. Never mistake bad record keeping
with the absence of a problem.
Not always; those Germans were meticulous record
While I can agree that there can be a strong correlation between poor
human rights and poor record keeping, it is inappropriate to impute a
causal relationsip between the two.