ABU DHABI GAY WEDDING ENDS IN JAIL
＞The police reported that half the men were dressed in wedding dresses, and half in wedding suits.
＞The participants were put on trial, and were charged with "impersonating a woman"; "sexual deviance"; "wearing tight women's clothes"; and "putting on makeup".
Gay party accused remanded in custody
＞An official source earlier told this newspaper that no treatment will be given to the 26 without their consent, and what has been said about forcing them to take hormone therapy was baseless.
"There has been a grave misunderstanding about this. There will be no forced hormonal treatment for the men in police custody and without their consent. And this treatment was just an option, provided that the 26 men approve it," a source told City Times.
UAE denies charges of forced hormone therapy on gay detainees
＞"They have not been treated with hormones or any other medicines," a spokesman for the ministry was quoted as saying Wednesday by Gulf News. "What has been reported in the local and international media is wholly inaccurate."
＞However, according to a BBC correspondent, agreeing to hormone treatment would most likely reduce an individual's sentence, putting the term "optional," in question.