Several times in the writings of Burroughs he mentions how different Tangiers was from the USA where he was constantly facing legal charges in connection with his sexuality and drug use. I think he even mentions his female landlord or neighbor in Tangiers at one point telling him she knew he was gay but thats cool.
The drug use is easy enough to figure out as he was using a pharmaceutical opioid sold OTC in Tangiers at the time.
But I can find a modern webpage where the author is using wink wink language to refer to homosexuality, he mentions the internet police? :confused:
I find a lot of references to Tangiers being unusually tolerant in the past, but not why. Was this tolerance only of foreigners?
And according to this its illegal to be gay in Morocco:
According to article 489 of the Penal Code, homosexuality in Morocco is illegal and can be punished with anything from 6 months to 3 years imprisonment and a fine of 120 to 1200 Dirhams.
In the community, a different orientation remains taboo and is considered immoral.