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3 blindfolded queer Mongolians asked for hugs on the street. Something amazing happened.

Three queer Mongolians stood outside blindfolded and asking for hugs. Would anyone stop?
Three queer Mongolians stood outside blindfolded and asking for hugs. Would anyone stop?Photo: Screenshot

Being out as LGBTQ isn’t easy in Mongolia. The conservative culture still frowns on homosexuality.

But three queer residents decided to test whether or not their fellow countrymen were as anti-LGBTQ as the stereotype. So they blindfolded themselves and stood on the street with a sign asking for hugs.

A gay man, a lesbian, and a transgender man took up the gauntlet – a brave act in Mongolia.

One of the organizers, Jack Ganbaatar, told Gay Star News that participants were rather apprehensive about the stunt.

“The community is living in fear and most likely to stay closeted,” he told the outlet.

But would anyone stop? And who would get the most hugs?

Би лесбиян/гей/трансжендэр эрэгтэй, намайг тэврэх үү?"

See more for englishОлон Улсын хүнийн эрхийн өдрийг тохиолдуулан нээлттэй залуус маань нэгдэж хийсэн "Би лесбиян/гей/трансжендэр эрэгтэй, намайг тэврэх үү?" нийгмийн хандлагын харуулсан туршилтыг бичлэгийг анх удаа Монголд хийсэн билээ. Тус видео маань бэлэн болсон шүү. Видеонд оролцсон залуучууддаа амжилт хүсье!

Posted by The LGBT Centre (Mongolia) on Monday, December 10, 2018

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