Author: Asmae Ourkiya

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By Asmae Ourkiya
I was born with the gift of skepticism, stoicism, and a love for women. The combination could have ended with me in prison, so here is the story of why I left my country.

My home country of Morocco is a beautiful and fascinating place, but not all of us are free to be ourselves. Homosexuality is still criminalized under Article 489 of the Penal Code. At a very young age…