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Erik Toro (user currently living in SWEDEN) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 08/08/2014 tagged with lgbt families, hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, sexual orientation +5
Hello ILGA! My name is Erik Toro and I am a singer/songwriter. My Music is about human rights, a theme that is very important in times such as these. I have just recently released my number 1 hit single in Sweden called THE RIGHT, that is about LGBT Rights issues in Russia and Uganda, and other places around the World. This is in collaboration with organizations and has recieved a lot of attention here in Sweden. Please see the video and hopefully it can be shown on your website and written about in the magazine. We have also released the video IF I PRAY which is about hate crimes towards LGBT's around the World, dedicated to victims such as Mathew Shephard and Daniel Zamudio and so many more. Please see the videos. Very Best,

Erik Toro

The Right:


If I Pray:

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lemonfoundation (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 08/05/2013 tagged with health, hiv/aids , human rights, laws and leadership , armed forces +5
Allied NATO Government is hiding millions of infectious NON HIV AIDS cases (like mine) under the "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)" ICD-code.

My case goes up through the White House, NIH, CDC, WHO, to the United Nations. I recently testified on a federal-level in Washington, DC, and have been published 12 times on 4 continents.

UK PROGRESSIVE published one of my letters about NON HIV AIDS. This topic has been censored from mainstream media since 1992 (i.e., circa Gulf War I).


I hope that you will support this humanitarian issue, and spread-the-news too (e.g., write a story, add to your e*Newsletter and/or post on Facebook/Twitter).

In the fight for humanity,

My life with NON HIV AIDS (including my federal testimony):


Or simply google "NON HIV AIDS"
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posted for readers on 14/04/2013 tagged with human rights +4
Sweden is the most gay friendly country in the world. Slightly better than my own country, Norway.I LOVE SWEDEN !
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behrooz (user currently living in SWEDEN) posted for gay readers on 19/09/2010 tagged with human rights

My name is Behrouz, 23 years old, I am a student from Iran.
I am Gay man!
It is only about 2 weeks that I came to Sweden . I accepted for two year master program.So I'm going to be here for next two year.
When a straight man or woman get admitted in a Swedish university and they apply for visa application for themselves , their husband or wife can also apply as co-applicant for getting visa for the same period of time that their partner had applied.therefor they can be together for that period of time.

But what about me? I'm a gay and I didn't had any choice. My partner is Iran right now and I can't do anything for him . I feel very disappoint and frustrated and lonely . I don't think if I'm ever gonna to make this or not. I'm going to miss him so very much.

I found your E-mail through RFSL website.
So i thought you might can help me with my questions,
I had been with my life partner Alireza since April 2006.And we had been live together for three years.

So these are my questions:
- If Alireza manged to come here for January holidays for 30 days. Is it possible for us to get married here and then we apply for visa for him as a Co-applicant here?

-If we can't get married here!is it possible for us to be Sambo and then trying to get visa for him?

-Is there anyway for us to get together again?

And as you might know by now there is not any meaning for being gay in my own country.And they definitely kill us if they knew about our relationship.But it doesn't matter for us.I don't care .because we have to live anyway and I need to be graduated more and more to find better job opportunities.therefore a life! no matter in Iran or outside of it .I need this graduation. I can't loose this.of course if we could stay here and work for Sweden it would be very good.Because Sweden is the most Gay friendly in whole world.but i don't know if it possible or not.
Anyway I need to be close to my beloved one.I think I'm going to lose my mind.

If you have not any answer to my questions, Please give me a hint or e-mail address of someone who might have these answers.Not because of any favor for me But for the value of Being a Human.

Thanks for your time
My Best Regards

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