Thousands of gays testify, Friday January 22 on Twitter, under the hashtag #Metoogay, the sexual violence they have suffered. This comes in the lineage of the #Metoo and #Metooinceste movements and after accusations of rape against an elected official from Paris and his spouse, which they deny. Appeared Thursday evening, the hashtag #Metoogay counted Friday morning among the trends in France on the social network.
#MeTooGay, i guess …
At 16, he was one of my best friends.
At 21, it was my boyfriend who refused my “no”.
At 26, it was a sex scene that gave me the combo of violence, coercion and threat.
And #MeToo short, in fact.
Because it is patriarchal violence. https://t.co/hV1NYDJkwD
– Anthony Vincent (@AnthonyVnct) January 21, 2021
I was 10 or 11 years old. They didn’t believe me when I said it. It partially shot my teenage years and my family, delayed my coming out of I-don’t-know-how many years. It took me years to be able to talk about it again. #MeTooGay #MeToo
– Matthieu Foucher ♂️ (@MatthieuFoucher) January 21, 2021
These testimonies come a few days after the #Metooinceste movement, which has seen thousands of people recount the sexual violence suffered within the family circle in childhood or adolescence, in the wake of the accusations made by Camille Kouchner against Olivier Duhamel.
Friday morning, Marlène Schiappa, Minister responsible for Citizenship, assured of his “full support” victims of sexual violence. “If you wish, police officers, gendarmes and psychologists are available for you via http://arretonslesviolences.gouv.fr 24/24”, she wrote on Twitter.
With thousands of testimonials #MeTooGay since last night: full support.
If you wish, police officers, gendarmes and psychologists are available for you via https://t.co/7LUx3IDHAD 24 hours a day.
We are on your side.
No sexual violence is excusable!
– MarleneSchiappa (@MarleneSchiappa) January 22, 2021
Likewise, for SOS Homophobia, “the #Metoogay movement marks a necessary release of the voice of victims of sexual violence”. “These people must be heard and protected. We believe you and we support you”, wrote the association.
In the tradition of #MeToo and #MeTooIncest, movement #MeTooGay marks a necessary liberation of the voice of victims of sexual violence. These people must be heard and protected. We believe you and we support you.
– SOS homophobia (@SOShomophobie) January 22, 2021