Gay Wednesday IV – the International Edition (it’s not good news)

April 8, 2009 at 7:39 pm | Posted in LGBT | Leave a comment

Russian Court Finds Gay Activists Guilty Of Popularizing Homosexuality:

“On March 30, the gay activists staged public event demonstrating posters reading, ‘Homosexuality is normal’ and ‘I am proud of my homosexuality.’ The judge ordered the posters be destroyed.”

Iraq’s Newly Open Gays Face Scorn and Murder :

The relative freedom of a newly democratic Iraq and the recent improvement in security have allowed a gay subculture to flourish here. The response has been swift and deadly.
In the past two months, the bodies of as many as 25 boys and men suspected of being gay have turned up in the huge Shiite enclave of Sadr City, the police and friends of the dead say. Most have been shot, some multiple times. Several have been found with the word “pervert” in Arabic on notes attached to their bodies, the police said.

Recently, Six gay men were shot dead by members of their tribe and clerics are urging a crackdown on homosexuality

Being gay in Iran:

From COUSCOUS GLOBAL – Watch movies of debates from young people all over the world

“Homosexuality is prohibited by law in Iran. Gay men and women are forced to live a secret life so they can’t fully show who they really are. Couscous Global sat down with a gay man from Iran and talked about his life there.”

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