As the co-organizer of many LGBTQ+ protests around the word, I’m excited to announce our plans for what could be the biggest gay pride march of all time. We plan to hold this march in response to the recent horrific Islamophobic attack by a white male in London, along with a myriad of other recent crimes against Muslims such as Donald Trump’s travel ban, and to strengthen the already very strong bond between Muslims and the LGBTQ+ community. The protest will take the form of a standard gay pride rally, with scantily dressed men, lesbians with shaved heads and tattoos, loud music and fabulous costumes. The hashtag for the event is going to be #MeccaPride, so please tweet this out to everyone you know.
Your protest signs should include statements similar to the following:
- If Muhammad was alive today, he’d be at #MeccaPride! (with a picture of Muhammad and the LBGTQ+ symbol)
- Non-binaries stand with Muslims
- People of the world united against white supremacy
- We (heart) refugees
We have also designed costumes like the following, in order to build bridges with the Muslim community:
Protesters will be attending from all over the world, and will camp overnight in Hejaz, just outside the city. We plan to wake up in the early hours of the morning when the Mosque is still empty, and then surround the Kaaba and plant our signs around the monument. Locals are encouraged join us, as this march is for everyone, not just the LBGTQ+ community.
The date of the protest has not been finalized yet, as we’re still getting approval from the Saudi government, but given the great historical relationship between Muslims and the LGBTQ+ community, we don’t think this is going to be an issue.