An online magazine is calling on readers in Arab countries to photograph themselves bearing messages against homophobia and the silence of media about queer issues.
Aswat magazine’s “Love for All” intiative was launched on Facebook to dovetail with International Day Against Homophobia on May 17.
Among the messages that have been posted was this one that reads: “If I weren’t gay, I wouldn’t have learned four languages. I needed these languages after being rejected by my society. I had to learn three languages to communicate with people outside of my society. My homosexuality is responsible for 90 percent of my knowledge and culture.”
Another says: “Homophobia does not have a religion. I am Muslim and I am against homophobia.”