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Campaign against homophobia in Morocco
(Blogmensgo, gay blog May 12, 2014) The Moroccan colelctif Aswat launched May 4, 2014, a campaign against homophobia entitled "Love is not a crime." Several prominent LGBT turns this campaign and call for the decriminalization of homosexuality in Morocco.
Below the video broadcast by Aswat, in Arabic and French alternate:
Aswat has not waited 17 May, World Day against Homophobia, to make the voice ( Aswatmeans voice, speaking in Arabic) and LGBT friendly people calling for the repeal of section 489 Moroccan Penal Code. That clause provides for a penalty of up to three years in prison go any sexual act between two people of the same sex.
Journalist Salahuddin Al Mizi and writers and Abdellah Ahmed Assid Baïda among the six Moroccan personalities of civil society expressed in this video advocacy against homophobia.
Abdellah Baïda there and book several arguments against homophobia: "Homophobia in society is a kind of social hypocrisy must hide what exists, while this [homosexuality] has always existed in our society. It is tolerated, but it should not put words on it, we should not recognize when it exists. [...] The emancipation of society can only be done when there are differences."
Collective Aswat (unrelated to homosexual association Palestinian women with the same name) is the extension 's Aswat Magazine LGBT , Moroccan Arabic publication created in 2012 and available in PDF format.
This article has been translated from our French blog, to view the original, click here.