UAE Animated Video Urges Country to Re-Think Gay Rights

An organization that works to raise awareness and gain acceptance for the United Arab Emirates LGBT community has released an animated video outlining issues gay people face growing up in the country and calls for open discussion with the government.

The group, LGBT Rights UAE, is hoping that by using agreed-upon United Nations Resolutions the UAE will rethink its current discriminatory laws against the community, especially if the country wants to move forward in today’s modern-day, global society.

The video entitled 'Let's talk', tells the story of a gay boy who grows up in a society that sees him as a sinner and immoral, which leave a profound effect on his self-esteem which he said led him even to several suicide attempts. Watch the powerful video after the jump.