Thursday, July 21, 2005

Iran. Gay. 2005. Hanged.

We still have a long LONG way to go in the fight for equality for LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) folks around the world.

Broke my heart reading this story about two Iranian teens hanged this week because they are gay. It's a crime in Iran.

If some folks in the U.S. had their way, being gay would bring the same type of consequence in the eyes of the law. Sad.

As "good" as we may have it in the U.S. (well, some parts of the U.S., maybe?!?!), there's still a long LONG way to go in the U.S. and abroad. Just because there are primitive laws in many places around the world, does not take the U.S. off the hook. Not by a long shot. And imagine if church and state were even more intermingled in the U.S...
fs

4 comments:

Rashid @ Old Gold Soul said...

This hurts my heart, Fred.

Where is Amnesty International? What can we do?

:-(

Shelley Halima said...

This is truly so sad. And so wrong. Even the Iranian authorities know it's wrong that's why they created the lie about them participating in the rape of a young boy. That was to somehow give justification for their actions. I'll fax a letter to the number in the article before I leave today. It sounds like a useless thing to do but maybe if they get enough responses...We can hope.

Shelley Halima said...

The fax number in the article is not working.

Tayari said...

The looks on those boys faces... It's just too much. People all over the world are being slaughtered.. women.. gays.. poor folks.. everywhere...