Dutch Muslim MP Awarded ‘Homo-emancipation Prize’

May 16 2011

Ahmed Marcouch, and Amsterdam politician and MP, has been recognized for his role promoting gay rights in “making homosexuality a discussible subject among Muslim”. The jury awarding the homo-emancipation prize reported being “impressed by the courage and fortitude Mr. Marcouch showed in bringing what is for many a sensitive subject into the open, both at local and national level [sic].” Marcouch has been a local politician in Amsterdam’s Slotervaart neighbourhood before being elected to parliament in last June’s elections.