Gay men from over 120 countries were asked about how they feel about society’s view on homosexuality, how do they experience the way they are treated by other people and how satisfied are they with their lives. The South African man and his Ukranian fiancee were reportedly arrested after a doctor in Abu Dhabi who treated Ms Nohai for stomach cramps discovered she was pregnant.
Despite these legalities, there is a flourishing underground gay scene in the UAE, primarily bolstered by expatriates.The country is known as a regional center for LGBT culture in the Middle East.In 2014, Karen Mke and Kamilla Satto, two transgender women from Brazil, were arrested at a hotel nightclub in Dubai for "imitating women." The women were not allowed to leave Dubai once their passports were taken, and faced criminal charges.On 9 August 2016, Canadian-American model Gigi Gorgeous, who is transgender, had her passport taken and was detained by officials at Dubai International Airport, due to authorities not recognizing her gender as legitimate.She was released after being detained for over five hours.
In September 2016, the Government passed Federal Decree No 4, a series of changes to reduce doctors’ criminal liability.Reports even suggest that any site with the word gay or sex is blocked.In May 2015, Planet Romeo, a LGBT social network, published its first Gay Happiness Index (GHI).Eventually no formal charges were brought against the teenager who returned to testify against his rapists.The story generated international media attention with government representatives defending the criminal laws against homosexuality as, "This is a conservative society.The country’s only service provider of internet has a proxy server which blocks any website that goes against the country’s moral values.