نشرت الصفحة الرسمية لقناة “national geographic”صورة لزوجين لمثليين جنسيين تونسيين ققرا اشهار علاقتهما أمام المجتمع.
وليد وعبد الستار هما شابين تونسيين هاجرا من مكان الى آخر لمدة 5 سنوات خوفا من القانون ومن المجتمع.
ادارة القناة اقترحت على الشابين عدم اظهار هويتهما الا أنهما أصرا على الظهور أمام المجتمع ومواجهته.
وقد لاقت الصورة عددا التعليقات السلبية التي رفضت هذه الممارسات وفي ما يلي الصورة:
Photo @Hammond_Robin. “We moved from place to place, lied to families and friends. We had to pretend and to be someone else. We love each other and we will never give up on each other, whatever happens.” Abdesattar (left) and Walid (right) are a #gay couple from Tunisia. They have been together for five years, but because of hostile attitudes towards same sex relationships in the region and laws that make some consensual same sex acts a crime, they have kept their relationship hidden. They have lied to family, colleagues and their landlords, saying they are just friends or cousins. The photographer, fearing for their safety, offered to conceal their identities. “No,” Walid said, “now it is time.” They posed for the camera, removing their shirts to show each other’s names tattooed on their chests. Like their love, once a secret, now revealed for the world to see. – Walid & Abdesatter allowed themselves to be photographed by @natgeo contributing photographer @Hammond_Robin. They shared their story for the #WhereLoveIsIllegal campaign, a platform for #LGBTQI+ stories of survival. It is a @witness_change project. To see more stories of survival from around the world follow @whereloveisillegal