If you are gay and proud, Afghanistan is quite likely the last place on earth to show it publicly. How, then, are we supposed to make sense of the recent very conspicuous appearance of the rainbow-coloured gay pride symbols all over the streets of Kabul and other urban centres?Turns out, Afghans just like rainbows.
Afghan rainbow-philes' conundrum is universal. There's a Camry parked at my gym almost every day with a bumper sticker that says, "I'm not gay. I just like rainbows."