Joe Mirabella

Deadly Homophobia In Brussels

Filed By Joe Mirabella | June 01, 2012 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: The Movement
Tags: brussels, Europe, gay film, gay rights, hate crimes against LGBT people, homophobic behavior, lgbt documentary, lgbt film, short films

bigstock-Grand-Place-Brussels-3355621.jpgJohfrah Lefebvre, a film maker in Brussels, made a short documentary about anti-gay attacks in that city that really caught my attention.

Belgium is one of the most forward thinking countries in the world on LGBT rights. Gays and lesbians can marry, workers are protected, and the country's largest city Belgium has a vibrant LGBT community.

Despite these legal and cultural advances, people there still face violent homophobia. Lefebvre's documentary is a stark reminder that people must continue to tell their personal stories regardless of legal advances. There may never be a time when our community can simply go on living our lives, rather we must continue to come out, to talk, to teach, and to share our lives so that we can rid the world of homophobia one person at a time.

Watch Lefebvre's short film here:

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