Gay Iranians increasingly fleeing their country after June's crackdown
By Anthony Faiola
As Hassan walked - well, more like sashayed - through the market in this southern Turkish city, the population on the sidewalk -- elderly women in dark veils, men behind stalls selling Turkish pears five to a bag, children in woolly striped sweaters - all gawked.
'Yes, look! Look all you want,' Hassan said with a flourish, opening his arms in a benevolent gesture, as if their stares were rooted in adulation and not curiosity bordering on disgust. A portly, middle-aged woman narrowed her eyes and curled her lip at him.
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