“Why I Am Ashamed To Be On The Cover Of The Grid“
LGBT/MEDIA The cover story of this week’s Grid—titled “Dawn of a New Gay“—continues to draw ire. Almost immediately after publication the piece was met with a growing firestorm on Twitter and in the article’s comment section; we had some pretty strong thoughts as well. Now, one of the subjects interviewed for and photographed in the piece is denouncing it as well. Elie writes:
I grew up in Dubai, U.A.E where homosexuality is punishable by death. I sought refuge in Canada, and have only recently, finally been granted permanent resident status. The fear of having to go back home should I not have been approved haunted me every single day that I lived here. The Grid’s article was a major slap in the face to those not as privileged as Aguirre-Livingston, and to many others in rural areas of this country and in countries around the world.
Read his full response to the article at TheGaily.ca.