One of the reasons the Dutch semi-secretly (and sometimes kind of annoyingly) think that their country is better than the rest of the world is the extreme tolerance and acceptance of the LGBTQ crowd. We like to think that homophobia in the Netherlands is a thing of the past, therefore the shock is real when in the past few days, 3 nauseating crimes aimed at gay people happened in our little country which is the poster-boy for tolerance and encouragement of individuality.
Two gay men molested on the ferry to Amsterdam Central
If being on that shitty ferry in the middle of the night isn’t enough misery, two gay guys were also molested during the little boat trip from Amsterdam North to the Central Station in the night of Saturday to Sunday. One of the men was kicked in the face multiple times in a fight that started when the two men were verbally abused by two ‘lichtgetinte’ men (‘lichtgetinte’ is what the police say in their description when it’s Moroccan or Turkish fellas wanted for a crime). The police have the number plate number of the scooter they fled on (oh the stereotyping) and called for the perps to step forward.
Homophobic flyers in Amsterdam
Sadly we’ve kind have gotten used to gay men being assaulted by criminal youths, also in the Netherlands. But anti-gay flyers?!
Homophobic flyers were left in mail boxes in Amsterdam West on Sunday, obviously causing a shitstorm in Amsterdam and in Dutch media.
The flyer urges Muslims, Christians and Jews to unite against homosexuality. It quotes texts from the Bible, the Torah and the Quran stating that all these books are against gays. Thereby nicely uniting several religions for the first time in centuries.
It seems to be some Turkish sect leader called Harun Yayha and his followers who are the ones to be blamed for this one. Here’s their twitter account in Netherlands if you want to check if they are really batshit crazy.
In case you’re some hating Muslim who is now fuming because this is one of those ‘poor muslims getting hatred for beating gays’ articles again: don’t worry, your not alone in this one, because:
Homophobia in the Netherlands: Nazi’s paint over ‘gay’ pedestrian crossing in Leiden
Just like many other cities in the world Leiden also has a ‘Gaybrapad’. And now apparently in our sweet old beloved Leiden, filthy old nazi’s have taken to the street and painted over this innocent icon of love and pedestrian safety. Here’s a little clip of the cowards:
There are 52 ways to arrange a deck of cards but Nazi’s show there are infinite ways to be stupid.
Well maybe it’s not fair to call them Nazi’s, since Nazi’s were usually better prepared and knew that you don’t raise your left arm (at 2:00) if you want to bring a tribute to racism and retardness. Ugh…
Anyways, just shows that both radical islamists and retarded Nazi’s can agree on some points – which is no shock given their history across the world. All this highlights is that there is still a fight to be fought when it comes to total acceptance of the LGBTQ people.