“I do not tolerate gay people! Let them stay away from me and they might be safe”
We received the following alert from a Lebanese LGBT Media Monitor reader. The main post is public and can be found via a simple Google search. We still intended to de-identify the people involved because our goal is not to attack them but to expose the level of hatred and homophobia that is prevalent in “The Provincetown of the Middle East“.
This evidence is not only horrendous, it is dangerous. Besides the curses, bad language dehumanizing and demeaning content, the post contains direct threats against sexually nonconforming individuals: “I do not tolerate gay people! Let them stay away from me and they might be safe“. He did say: Might! So you never know!