Person

The hashtag 'I love gays’ went viral in a country where homosexuals still face the death penalty

Posted by in news
              
saudi arabia
Picture: Unsplash

An Arabic hashtag translating as ‘I love gays and I’m not one of them’ went viral in Saudi Arabia, in support of the LGBT community.

On Thursday, it became the number one trending topic in Saudi Arabia – where homosexuality is illegal – and fourth worldwide. 

Under the country’s interpretation of sharia law, any married man or non-Muslim who commits sodomy with a Muslim can be stoned to death.  

A second offence of homosexuality can lead to death, and first time offenders can expect prison, lashing, or in some cases, death. 

But many showed their support for the LGBT community.

There were messages of support...

 

 

People saying that we are all human...

 

 

 

...and even some Spongebob. 

 

 

HT: Gay Star News


More: Putting Saudi Arabia's execution of 47 people into historical context

More: These are the world's most gay-friendly countries

Keep scrolling for next article