In the wake of California’s recent reversal on gay marriage, the country’s feelings regarding people’s sexual orientation keeps getting tossed and re-tossed ad infinitum. America’s struggles with civil rights pale in comparison, to those dealing with prejudice in the Muslim world.

The new documentary, A Jihad for Love, explores what reality is like now for gay Muslims throughout the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey. The film provides a fascinating journey into the lives of homosexual men and women trying to come to terms with their emerging sexuality, while grappling with the rejection from a religion that many of them still love and would like to keep in their lives.

Grade: B+

A Jihad for Love is currently in select theaters.