In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 photo, Hamed Sinno, 24, lead singer and song writer of the Lebanese group “Mashrou Leila," laughs during an interview with the Associated Press. Sinno is

 

              In this Friday,  Sept. 14, 2012 photo, Hamed Sinno, 24, lead singer and song writer of the Lebanese group “Mashrou Leila," laughs during an interview with the Associated Press. Sinno is
In this Friday, Sept. 14, 2012 photo, Hamed Sinno, 24, lead singer and song writer of the Lebanese group “Mashrou Leila," laughs during an interview with the Associated Press. Sinno is a rare openly gay role model in a deeply homophobic region, and says he hopes he can inspire Arab gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual fans "to forge for themselves a sense of belonging to the region, in spite of the incredible repression they have to live through." (AP Photo/Diaa Hadid)