Thursday, May 19, 2016

57 Muslim Countries Collude to Ban LGBT Groups From U.N. AIDS Conference

Syrian refugee Subhi Nahas discussed being gay the Muslim world HERE.

But someone shot up a Planned Parenthood once so there's not a fundamental problem in the Muslim world, right? #eyeroll

Towleroad reports:
More than 50 Muslim countries have come together to ban LGBT groups from attending a United Nations AIDS conference dedicated to ending the global epidemic. The ban was requested in a letter from the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, a group of 57 states including Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. According to The Telegraph, African Men for Sexual Health and Rights and Kenya’s Ishtar Men Who Have Sex With Men were among the groups denied access to the meeting. Though no official reason was given for the ban, nearly all of the groups denied access to the event were linked to LGBT rights. U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power (seen above) has protested the decision, noting that the disallowed groups “appear to have been chosen for their involvement in LGBTI, transgender or youth advocacy.” “Given that transgender people are 49 times more likely to be living with HIV than the general population, their exclusion from the high-level meeting will only impede global progress in combating the HIV/AIDS pandemic,” Power added. 
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1 comment:

Dennis said...

Ha! I love all of your posts of exasperation on this particular subject. #sigh #eyeroll #oklahomacity

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