2 magazines. 2 covers. 2 headlines.
What a world of difference between the two!
Here’s People magazine with Portia De Rossi and Ellen Degeneres on the cover.
A lesbian couple’s intimate marriage details in a magazine sends out the positive message that gay marriage is beautiful.
Go People Mag!
On the other side of the coin is Al Jaras: a Lebanese magazine and apparently…a gay basher.
Al Jaras put a quote from Abdo Chawoul on the cover: “I closed down Acid Nightclub and if they think of opening it, we are bringing bulldozers and demolishing it”.
In the magazine, journalist Diana Wehbe repeatedly uses derogatory terms “shazzeen” and “sou7akiyyat” to refer to gays and lesbians.
Wehbe is pleased that Acid Night Club, which has a big gay following, was recently shut down, to “protect our boys and girls from the immorality happening under its roof”.
Wehbe is also disgusted that Lebanon was chosen as a gay tourism destination by the IGLTA. She demands that those “fags who are coming to see Beirut during this trip go to the land of killing and murder, Israel.”
Dear Al Jaras magazine,
Publishing this article in which your writer disrespects Lebanese homosexuals and uses hate-promoting derogatory terms makes me realize you have a long way ahead of you to be considered a respectful magazine.
You’ve certainly lost every reader who doesn’t believe in the HATRED your writer spread in her article.
I, for one, will rather get my teeth pulled out one after the other with a plier while watching Gigli, than buy a copy of your magazine.