The Hollywood outrage over Sharia law in Brunei, accompanied by celebrity boycotts, doesn't represent a real awakening, but it does represent an opportunity.
Gay rights activists have mostly overlooked the impact of Islamic law in party spots like Dubai and Doha. The UAE has had the death penalty for homosexuality on the books for some time. Iran, a cause célèbre for the left ever since Bush considered bombing its nuclear weapons program, executes gay men.
So why is Brunei being singled out?