Iraq: LGBT posters spread in Baghdad call for acceptance and tolerance

 via Facebook Baghdad1

via Facebook Baghdad1

Posters calling for the acceptance of homosexuality have been put up in the streets of Baghdad, calling for tolerance and equality. The posters depict two rainbow coloured hands making a heart shape with featureless men and women. Many of the posters are written in Arabic and read, “I am equal to you. Difference is the basis of life.”

It is currently unclear who is behind this campaign. This campaign has stirred up a lot of controversial discussions as it is also the holy month of Ramadan in Islam. Iraq’s population totals 38 million people, 90 per cent of these people are Muslim. In some Muslim countries, people who engage in homosexual acts can face the death penalty.

 

 

A Facebook page, Baghdad1 posted images of the posters and many people have voiced their outrage. Although many are against this, others have taken to social media to defend the LGBT communities right to express themselves. Read more via Pink News