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The 1975 Protest Dubai’s Anti-LGBT Laws

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Melody Bot, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Melody Bot

    Your friendly little forum bot. Staff Member

  2. thechetearly


    Why play there to begin with?
  3. RileyWitiw

    more like Supporter

    to lay on some cultural pressure for change? Cool move imo.
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  4. Frank Lapidus

    Regular Supporter

    I’m all for this move in general. However, understanding how unforgiving some of these governments can be to their citizens - I sincerely hope nothing bad happens to the fan who he kissed. They have the opportunity to get out of dodge, but that person has to still live there.

    once again, I’m all for it if nothing bad happens to the fan!
  5. DearCory


    My thoughts exactly.
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  6. tyramail

    Trusted Supporter

    A friend of the guy he kisses tweeted that his friend is 100% safe and that no one needs to worry about his safety.
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  7. Phil507

    Trusted Supporter

    Why not? People in the UAE deserve shows and not everyone may be aligned to the government’s stance on homosexuality. From a business standpoint, I imagine promoters in the UAE may offer a lot of money for acts to play there.
  8. prattsy


    Well now I hope the guy that tweeted that is safe! :concerned:
  9. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    As a queer person who grew up in the UAE I'm both a bit disturbed and proud of this. Proud because seeing something like this would be monumental and an amazing thing for anyone living under such a repressive ideology. Disturbed because this could've easily gone south very quickly.

    Also to anyone asking why even play there, go fuck yourselves kindly. Just be thankful you have the privilege of getting to see your favourite bands whenever you want and feel represented and affirmed so easily.
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  10. Dust Of Fallen Rome


    Exactly. The UAE has some extremely brutal laws against LGBT+ folks - life imprisonment and/or death, so this stuff is not a game.