For My Independent People

Today most of us Lebanese have a vacation to celebrate Independence Day. And even though we liberated ourselves from the French Mandate back in 1943, how independent are we today when we still go to war on behalf of other countries?

So let’s talk about some real independence.

If you ever got beat up for being gay and fought back.

If you walk on the street and get called names, but hold your head up high.

If you cried when you were called foufou, pede & louteh in school but can now laugh when someone calls you that.

If your boss harassed you everyday cause you were different, and you quit.

If you’re a girl who bravely holds her girlfriend’s hand on the street.

If you wear what you wanna wear and don’t think twice.

If your parents wanted you to go to a shrink to cure you from being a lesbian and you refused.

If you got kicked out by your parents for being gay and slept on the street.

If you live alone with no family to support you and you still make it through the day.

If you live your life with no one to report to but yourself.

If you still love your country…that same country which has a law that criminalizes you.

Then you…my friend…you taste real independence every single day.

I celebrate Independence Day with you.

14 thoughts on “For My Independent People

  1. joseph November 22, 2011 / 12:38 pm

    Good work man! Good post, good blog.

    • BeirutBoy November 22, 2011 / 12:49 pm

      Thank u Joseph =) Thanks for reading

  2. Aline C November 22, 2011 / 1:01 pm

    🙂 Great post!

    • BeirutBoy November 22, 2011 / 1:08 pm

      Merci Allouna! yen3ad 3leike🙂

  3. laranasser November 22, 2011 / 1:44 pm

    you’re awesome. i’d hug you if i could.

    • BeirutBoy November 22, 2011 / 3:23 pm

      You’re so sweet! Happy Independence Day my girl!😉

  4. Max November 22, 2011 / 6:13 pm

    Dear B.B…..WELL SAID…..BRAVO TO YOU….AND MAY ALL THE GREAT “FAIRIES” THAT HAVE COME BEFORE…..BLESS YOU AND ALL THOSE WHO FEEL THAT ARE “IN THIS ALONE”!!! BIG HUG, MAX IN AMERICA….bdi abosk!!!

  5. Max November 22, 2011 / 6:17 pm

    oops! …that should say “…that they are “in this alone”…..(this is what happens when you don’t “check yourself”…..LOL!!! Max

    • BeirutBoy November 22, 2011 / 7:49 pm

      boy…u betta check yoself b4 u wreck urself! =P

      Thanks for ur comment hbb. We’re definitely not alone with supporters like u. Kisses from Beirut…

  6. John November 23, 2011 / 9:30 am

    Beirut boy…You’re a Genius! And don’t keep me waiting for a long time…I look forward to your articles every day.

    • BeirutBoy November 24, 2011 / 9:20 pm

      Thank u John! =) Hope you’re doing well…

  7. Mish November 27, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    chapeau as usual, happy late independence day😀

  8. jenna December 1, 2011 / 5:10 pm

    Bravoooo,I loved your post sooo much ,u should be the president of the community here in Leb

  9. Amira February 28, 2012 / 5:19 am

    beautiful post.

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