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Gay tourists receive heart-warming reaction after asking locals to translate homophobic letter (VIDEO)

Joe Williams October 3, 2015

In the moving video, a young gay couple ask for help translating homophobic directions to their hostel.

Arriving in Madrid, a young American couple are looking for help after making a reservation – as they “don’t speak the language”.

After explaining to passers by that the directions they have are in Spanish, they ask for help translating it.

However, it transpires that the letter given to the young couple by the landlord is full of violent homophobic threats – leaving many of the locals struggling to tell the pair what it really says.

There is a threat to “punch their f**king face” if they are seen kissing, holding hands or being affectionate in the hostel.

“It’s better if you go to another hostel, because this one is not very good,” one girl advises, unable to tell them what the letter actually says.

“You go with this to the police, they can close his business,” one man tells them.

In a moving few minutes, most of the translators find it impossible to tell the oblivious couple what is written, with many on the verge of tears.

Thought up by Spain’s State Federation of Lesbians, Gays, Transsexuals and Bisexuals, the video is part of a campaign calling on people to report homophobic, biphobic and transphobic threats, insults or attacks.

Spain celebrated this month as its first ever gay police couple got married.

While the country was one of the first to legalise equal marriage, this month marked the first time two same-sex officers within the country’s national police force, were married.

Watch the full video below.

More: Equality, Europe, Homophobia, LGBT, Madrid, Spain, Spain

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