In just one year, Kuwait has deported 76 alleged gay men after shutting down 22 massage parlors. The deportations took place after a nationwide campaign to crack down on massage parlors, according to the morals committee that consists of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labour, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Interior, and Kuwait Municipality.
According to Gulf News: “During the raids, the committee members found and seized sex toys, women’s underwear and make up used by the men.
“We have a zero-tolerance policy towards any morally objectionable activities and we will not be lenient with anyone who breaks the rules or puts the health of Kuwaiti citizens and residents at risk,” Al Dhufairi said.
Currently, homosexuality (and cross-dressing) is against the law in Kuwait with a sentencing of up to ten years in prison.