While you’re away

I miss all the details, especially the stupid ones.

I miss teasing you in the morning putting my freezing feet over your warm ones.

I miss you getting angry at me for cluttering your room with my stuff.

I miss your omelets and how you get mad when I add salt.

I miss how we have to agree on what we should wear whenever we’re going out just because we always buy the same items.

I miss going to Ikea with you to buy a candle and ending up buying a living room.

I miss how you’re always hungrier than I am, but manages to eat less than me.

I even miss doing laundry with you. Sometimes I rearrange my arranged sock drawer just to hold the pair of socks I stole from your house.

I miss the airport and the airplane, I even miss the rude flight attendants and the inedible plane meals, just because they get me to see you.

I miss everything about you and I miss you.

“Michel Aoun” junior, Alain and Sarah Aoun’s son, will be straight when he grows up.

While listening to an interview with Sarah Aoun, Alain Aoun’s wife, on Fame FM the other day, I discovered that there’s a vaccine that prevents the homosexuality disease. Apparently, the Aoun couple has vaccinated their baby boy, Michel, with it.

“Our son won’t be be gay for sure, hehe”, Sarah replied when asked about the possibility of her son being gay when he grows up.

Sarah added that she has gay friends and she doesn’t have a problem with them as long as they are not with their friends or significant others, because she can’t stand seeing something or someone “not normal”.

To listen to this part of the interview click here.

5 tips to discreetly fight homophobia

You’re gay? You’re in the closet? you can’t come out because you live in Lebanon? You don’t want to participate in any kind of LGBT demonstration? Do you know you can still fight homophobia and be an LGBT activist while remaining discreet?

Here are 5 DIY tips that I personally use on a daily basis and are proven to be effective.

remainsilent

When your straight friends or colleagues at work throw a gay joke, don’t laugh. Just smirk. And if they ever were involved in some homophobic conversation and you’re too scared to defend homosexuality, remain silent. There is absolutely no need to participate in the conversation if you’re not gonna fight homophobia and get “busted”. Trust me, your silence is highly appreciated in such situations.

giveexaples

If you ever find yourself in the middle of a conversation discussing homosexuality, try to give examples (even if they are fake) about people in your life who happened to be gay. It could be your university professor, your manager, your favorite artist or your colleague at work. Emphasize the fact that they’re regular and nice people and that you like them.

useedcation

Play the educated guy/girl. Grab any opportunity to talk about the latest research and refer to medical articles you “usually” read. “A mental disease? Oh please… you sound like my grandma”. Make your friends feel illiterate and old school.

dontfakeit

When your guy friends compliment a girl sexually, you don’t have to take a part. You can just smile or do nothing. If you’re asked about your opinion, just say she’s pretty or not. You don’t have to “fake” your attraction. Trust me, it’s no big deal.

getInvoled

Get involved in the social media activism and take a part of the global movement. If you don’t want to use your personal account, create another account and share your ideas and thoughts. You can always volunteer for work for LGBT NGOs in Lebanon, either in person or online. All of them respect your discretion.

Happy silent fighting!