Straight Arabic celebs make powerful message for gay rights

  • metta

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    May 12, 2015 4:44 PM GMT
    Straight Arabic celebs make powerful message for gay rights

    Lebanese celebrities have stepped forward to make a powerful video for International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia (IDAHOT).


    "Did you know that the first article of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights?

    Did you know that in the 21st century, there are still people being beaten, stigmatized, arrested and in some cases even killed… just because they are LGBT?

    Being different isn’t shameful… what’s shameful is fighting diversity. He could be your brother, your neighbor or your co-worker. She could be your sister, your friend, or even your boss at school. If you don’t recognize their existence, it doesn’t mean that they don’t exist.

    Protesting this injustice isn’t enough. We should all work together to change these unjust laws and replace them with laws that protect all citizens. Because laws are for protection, not discrimination.

    We were all born free and equal. I know that it’s hard to face society, but at least the laws need to be just. Democracy is not only majority and minority, it is to provide security to all citizens.

    You don’t have to be poor to defend the rights of the poor. You don’t have to be a woman, to defend the rights of women. You don’t have to be a refugee, to defend the rights of refugees. And you don’t have to be gay, to defend the rights of LGBT. Being human is enough. Even if we are different, we shouldn’t disagree.

    Meet us on 17 May at Hotel Monroe [Beirut] to participate together at IDAHOT from 11am till 6pm."
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    May 12, 2015 5:32 PM GMT
    This is great to see. I think the greater obstacle to overcome in countries in the Middle East are old beliefs that are based in Islam, like we have here in due to Christianity.

    Hope more videos like this come out over time.
  • KissTheSky

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    May 14, 2015 2:40 AM GMT
    I agree, the world needs much more of this!
  • roadbikeRob

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    May 14, 2015 12:40 PM GMT
    SxyDrkHair saidGood for them.