Well worth a viewing if you wonder about the state of the world.
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.
Wow. I dunno but I got a few chills remembering. Thanks to Reuters Video. As a journalist myself I love seeing how we document our planet.
What an incredible bit of video editing and also a reminder of how much my knowledge has expanded because of my wonderful friends on G+ these past few months. This is not my New Year’s message but this video is a great opportunity to pause and reflect on what a remarkable year of triumph, tragedy and a celebration of the human spirit 2011 was.