A hidden camera social experiment created by Spain’s State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, shows us what happens when an American gay couple on vacation in Spain stops to ask locals for directions and to translate a letter, given to them by their homophobic hotel owner. The locals’ are shocked to discover the note is filled with homophobic remarks and hatred.
In the clip, a local reluctantly tells the couple: ‘It says don’t go through Chueca (Madrid’s gay district) because you look like err, a couple.’
You can see the strangers’ faces overcome by sadness while reading the homophobic note.
One local, who cannot bring herself to translate what the nasty note actually says, tells the couple “It’s better if you go to another hostel, because this one is not very good.”
Another local tells the couple, “You go with this to the police, they can close his business.” A woman who becomes visibly upset reading the message, calls the note “disgusting.”
The video is actually part of a larger campaign by the organization to stop homophobic harassment in Spain, urging victims to “report homophobic, biphobic and transphobic threats, insults or attacks.”
Watch the powerful video below: