Archive for February 15th, 2012

February 15, 2012

Disturbing – SYRIAN RULES

Disturbing, but I am sure it is a what the average day looks like for many gay people in the Arab world. Hopelessness is a reality for so many in the parts of this planet that refuse to accept human nature. Even though LGBT people have been at the forefront of most radical social movements- including the Arab Spring –  inclusion is not always the end result – in fact seldom so. This video touches my heart.

Damascus, Syria. Feb. 2012.
Syrian Rules, By azzedine Jamal
People are fighting for “freedom”.
Freedom of All ?

The only choice for a lot of gay syrian is to sucide themself or to get arrested.
Revolution, yes. For all, no.

I don’t have a firm position on suicide as to me circumstances can make it a reasonable choice in cases such as terminal and painful illness. I can’t see suicide as an acceptable option for a gay Syrian or Arab in general even though I don’t have to live in such an overtly oppressive society.

Perhaps the solution is to  move to a more gay accepting society like Canada (despite PM Harper) or to bravely work to make a change in Syria – despite the threat to your life – ACTUPorg  is there for you.

There are no easy answers – just stay safe.

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February 15, 2012

KEEP THE LIGHTS ON – Ira Sachs

“Meet the Filmmakers: meet Ira Sachs, director of KEEP THE LIGHTS ON, an official selection in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.”

February 15, 2012

Italian Wedding

This seems to be very much like the  Aussie one last year – let’s see if this will go viral too. Very sweet.