Syria Kanga Flag
Syria Kanga Flag
Kanga Quote translation:
“Every part of my queer self is a portrait of perfection" - Quote submitted by Kamau Waweru
This is the TRTL kanga honoring Syria's Queer history.
Homosexual acts are illegal in Syria and punishable by up to 3 years in prison. In 2011, anti-government protests sparked hopes of more rights for minorities but the civil war that followed has been especially hard on religious minorities, women and the LGBT community who've been vulnerable and targeted for attacks. Mahmoud Hassino, who is featured in the kanga, is a Syrian journalist and gay rights campaigner who continues to work with LGBT refugees in his new home in Berlin. It was Hassino's intention to find "Mr Gay Syria" and send him to the Mr Gay World competition to use that platform to shed light on what is happening in Syria. Unfortunately, the competition’s winner, Husein, did not make it to the event because of visa restrictions so Hassino himself traveled to the event to raise awareness of the persecution gay Syrians face. The unique idea to use the Mr Gay World pageant as an activism platform inspired the choice of the kanga quote (which is also a high-five to all the Mr Gay Syria contestants #Yass!) and which also contributed to the kanga's overall "portrait" design style. Mahmoud Hassino also launched Mawaleh, Syria's first LGBTQ magazine, which is also featured in the kanga border pattern.
This kanga is printed on polyester flag material and measures 1 by 1.5 metres.
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