Suicide of a young gay man after the "outing" promoted by a trans instagramer in Morocco
GAYLES.TV.- Sofia talounia an influencer Moroccan transgender also known as Naoufal Moussa, has spread panic in the community LGTB + de Morocco. This instagrammer with more than 600.000 followers wanted to show that there are many gay people in her country. For this he encouraged his followers to create false profiles in applications aimed at the gay community, such as Grindr, Hornets o Planet romeo.
Last monday April 13 hung a Instagram Live in which he taught how through these applications gay people could be found near his area and proposed to remove them from the closet through false accounts. "These applications will show people who are close to you. One hundred meters, 200 meters, even just one meter, right next to you in the living room", He said Moussa in the video that has already been deleted.
Since then dozens of gay men are being persecuted in Morocco where being gay is illegal. The article 489 of the Penal Code Moroccan penalizes homosexuality with up to three years in prison, for committing «obscene or unnatural acts between persons of the same sex«. Two weeks ago, various associations have been mobilizing against what they call a «Witch hunt»Against the community LGBT +.
Four days after the video of MoussaOn April 17, a young gay man committed suicide as a result of the campaign started by the instagramer. I had just 21 years and lived in France, but he was going through confinement with his family in Rabat. According to a journalist friend of his who was the one who reported the death was «committed suicide out of desperation«. He had seen his photos posted on social media.