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Shakira Elliot Says

Am giving this testimony cos am happy

My name is Shakira Elliot from Houston,taxes.i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once. when i went to Africa in June 28th 2013 this year on a business summit. i ment a man called DR SHAKES SPEAR. He is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love’s gone,misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you, bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job.i’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 2 years… i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job. so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him..at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. and in 6 days when i returned to taxes, my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married..i didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do… well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid,and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better. in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help, email address: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com

GREAT SHAKES SPEAR i thank you very much thank you in 1000000 times.. if not you i would have been losted and wasted thank you. Email Him Through his email address... shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com

please make sure you contact him for any financial difficulties okay..

What a powerful man such as DR SHAKES SPEAR.. he is so much powerful..\\ email him for any difficulties.. shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com
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Three weeks ago my boyfriend broke up with me. it all started when i Travel to UK to spend my holiday with my friend,i was trying to contact him but it was not going through. So when i came back from UK i saw him with a lady kissing, i was frustrated and it gives me sleepless night. I called my friend told her what happened and she introduce me to a spell cater who helped her long time ago. Which i contact him and i never believed that the spell will work so easily because i have contacted many spell casters to get him back all they do is to take my money with no result. I am happy to tell you all that my boyfriend is back and committed to me alone and he do whatever i ask him to do with love and care. All thanks to SHAKES SPEAR the great magician who helped me to restore my boy friend to me: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com.. Email this powerful and authentic spell caster via email now shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com
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posted for readers to the MALDIVES country page on 23/07/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, gender identity, human rights, laws and leadership
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http://minivannews.com/politics/perceived-atheists-and-homosexuals-targetted-as-campaign-of-attacks-continues-86753
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posted for readers to the MALDIVES country page on 23/07/2014 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership , sexual orientation
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http://minivannews.com/politics/maldivian-asylum-seekers-assured-of-prosecution-upon-return-says-presidents-office-86360
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(user currently living in NEW ZEALAND) posted for gay readers to the MALDIVES country page on 23/07/2014 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership , sexual orientation
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http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/10111564/Gay-refugee-wins-drag-pageant
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mr andrew posted for gay readers to the NIGERIA country page on 20/07/2014 tagged with human rights
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WELCOME TO ILLUMINATI,; the Club of the Rich and Famous; is the world oldest and largest fraternity made up of 3 Millions Members.We are one Family under one father who is the Supreme Being. In Illuminati we believe that we were born in paradise and no member should struggle in this world. Hence all our new members are given Money Rewards once they join in order to upgrade their lifestyle.; interested viewers should contact us; on..(ymcmbworldmoney@outlook.com)or call Mr Andrew fore more info..+2349035553397
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Anonymous (user currently living in BRUNEI DARUSSALAM) posted for straight readers to the BRUNEI DARUSSALAM country page on 16/07/2014 tagged with human rights, laws and leadership , religion, marriage / civil unions
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Well first off i would like to say i am not a LGBTI. I am a straight CHINESE guy who is in love with an incredible Muslim girl.

When i was first born in this country, I thought it was the greatest country in the world but as i grew older. Brunei seems more of a prison with new strict laws and racism.

I will start off with how i feel about some muslim. Honestly saying and i mean no offense but there are a lot of racist muslim in this country and they are very complacent. Just because this is a islamic country, doesn't mean they are top of the food chain. I mean have you seen the latest top Ten students in education in brunei? There is either 1 or 2 but mostly none of them are muslim/malay even in Jawi and Malay Language itself. Which is just sad. Again i mean no offense i'm just stating a fact. Plus muslim/malay tend to care about there own kind despite there is another better person out there waiting in line. For example, I apply to MD with 4 A and 3 B with a D in malay, THEY REJECT ME and MOE said it is because i am malaysian(green IC) hence it is a compulsory for me to have at least a credit in malay while a Malay(muslim) went in and got accepted into MD with 5 C and 3 D even in malay language. Seriously this act drives intelligent people who want to improve brunei away!

Next i would like to talk about the laws of brunei.
Actually i am gonna talk about a few law which i find very very unfair which have recently made a lot of problems into people's life in brunei including the malay itself.

First The law about to marry a muslim, you have to convert to islam or you would be stone to death.
I find this law pretty shitty because you are forcing people to become muslim. Have the government even thought about the consequence of such actions? It is statistically proven that more and more muslim guys are getting less interested in their own opposite sex(Female muslim) but is this even a good reason to force people into muslim? What happen to respect all race and religion? It should be our choice whether or not we want to convert. Have you seen how many non muslim love muslim people??? It's a lot but they don't want to convert thus leaving a lot of female muslim unmarried. You don't see any other race or religion that force people to convert. The funniest thing is they said if you really love the muslim girl, you would convert. What about if the muslim girl really love a chinese guy for instance, why not the girl convert to buddhist. As a chinese i know how painful it is to convert to islam because we lose our family name but the government doesn't care right? My gf loves my family name and she doesn't care whether i convert or not but because of the law, i can't go up the next level with my gf which is marriage. Female Muslim are human too ok? they have "desires"

The next law i am going to talk about is the new sharia law.
I am not gonna go into detail with this because i find it just stupid. We are living in a world that is constantly evolving but for some reason, Brunei law decide to go back to the primitive stage as to stone people for tiny offense to their god. You don't see chinese people slaughtering their own kind if they eat beef Or christian beheading another christian for not going to sunday church for prayers.

If Brunei keep continue to keep this up. I won't be surprise if the entire world go into war with brunei or their own people will go against them because this is inhumane. I feel sorry for the muslim especially to the female muslim and to my gf because the government control everything and makes some of them believe that it is the greatest country. Again No offense, i have seen some real badass muslim who go against anyone who say Brunei is bad. Trying opening your eyes and see how no other country does things like brunei and there is a reason for that. Which is we have no rights to choose. Any retaliation against the government means stoning and again this is seriously just stupid.
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russell smith posted for straight readers to the UNITED STATES country page on 15/07/2014 tagged with human rights
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name is russell i will like us to share tips on how to identify a
real
spell caster cos alot of people have fallen victim of scam as i
have come
across lots of comments lately (i was a victim too) and from
experience and
what i know i decide to open this thread, only fake spell casters
ask for
the followings:
COURIER CHARGES: no matter where you are in the world, no
matter the
distance and continent a real spell caster will cast a spell
effectively
without you seeing it or the spell caster getting it to you to use it
so
long as he has the names or pix..the spell will work itself..
STRAIGHT: no excuses for failure, if money was needed in the
first place
for courier he should have say so, so one can know how
prepared he is..i
did rather pay $2000 at once to get my result rather than paying
$200 for
excuses to get more money..its not bad paying for items but the
end result
might be an excuse
THREAT: if you get fed up of sending money after money, they
begin to
threaten one with death and madness..
NIGERIA; about 80% of them are nigerians not saying they dont
have real
spell casters cos they are spiritually gifted in africa but the
impersonation is too much, the fake are more than the real..
i fell a victim of scam twice to a certain dr wodu and dr isaka
they but
ripped me to shred before i realised almost $3700 was gone until
i came
across dr igodo who told me how to know a fake spell caster, he
helped me
get my ex back without failure or excuse in 5 days..we are back
and happy
now for about a month..his e-mail is
greatigodospelltemple@gmail.com..
lets beware of scammers and share experience, suggestion and
solutions..thanks
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Important Blog post on internet entrapment in Saudi Arabia: http://paper-bird.net/2013/12/19/jeddah-prison-cell-18-entrapped-in-saudi-arabia/
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Ajay Sathyan (user currently living in INDIA) posted for gay readers to the INDIA country page on 28/06/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation, armed forces, illegality of male to male relationships
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My name is Ajay Sathyan and I live in Chennai, India. Three weeks ago I was molested and beaten by the police. Below is my write up about that incident.

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I’ve mustered every bit of courage that is left in me to write this. To finally write about the darker side of Chennai. By doing this I know I’m risking a lot, but I’m not going to be just another victim who is not going to show his face, who is not going to share his name or tell his story. I want tell everyone that violence against LGBT people is real and it exists even in Chennai.

It may come as a shock to many Indians and expats who have lived in this city for a considerable time. You may have known that Chennai is the most tolerable and one the most hospitable cities in India. You may have heard that it is a city that harbors the friendliest of people and the smartest of minds. But there are exceptions to the rule; I’ve experienced those exceptions – horrific, painful and haunting exceptions. Experiences that have left me traumatized and damaged to the extent that I wake in the middle of the night screaming in agony. Here is one such incident that has deprived me of my sleep, my peace, my strength, my sprit, my faith; an incident that pushed me to take my life – once again.

It was one of the worst days of my life – Friday, 6th June 2014. Earlier in the evening, I was laughed at an interview yet again. The HR was convincing me that I will never get a job anywhere as long as I existed and I had to wait till 8:30 PM to listen to her yap after clearing rounds of interviews and tests. I was so close to telling her my hindrances. So close to telling her about my learning disabilities and that I’m obviously gay and that these factors have cost me my career. But I decided not to tell her. I knew she would not understand, I knew she would judge me because she is ignorant and I didn’t want to be embarrassed all over again in this company too. Crestfallen, I was on my way to my parent’s place where I stay these days. I had to take a bus and a train to reach my destination and then walk another 40 minutes in the dark, crossing a cremation ground, a lake, and a few creepy deserted places. Every day when I step out, I always hope and wish that I don’t get molested or hurt.

On that blessed Friday, my hopes were meant to go down the drain. I got off the train late in the evening around half past 10 and began to walk towards my parent’s place. I always wear earphones listening to music and swiftly walk to avoid anything near or around me. When I was 20 minutes away from my destination I noticed around 8-10 cops standing near a police jeep. Almost all of them were not in their uniforms from their waist above. I was able to confirm that were cops by the khaki pants and the brown shoes that they were wearing. I saw three policewomen and five -six policemen. One of the policewomen, as I quickly passed them pointed to me and yelled “Why are you wearing that thing that women wear? Why are you wearing leggings?” I picked up my pace and walked faster pretending not hearing her. She immediately signaled two policemen to grab me. The two policemen ran to me, grabbed me by the back of my neck and dragged me to the group, as I kept protesting and fighting. One of the men hit me in my shin with his stick for not stopping and instead, walking away. The women kept saying “Ai ombothu (offensive term for a hijra), pottai (offensive term for an effeminate man) can’t you hear me? Are you deaf?”. She then asked why I was wearing leggings. I kept quiet and I didn’t respond. She then said “Your kaai (offensive term for breasts) are really big.” As I’m chubby and as I have a fleshy chest she was referring to my chest as breasts. The two policemen who held me, immediately felt my chest and when I protested a third policemen with a stick hit me on my knees. Then the two policemen felt my ass and commented on how big and plump it is. They said I may be taking a lot of dick up my ass. The policeman with the stick commented about my face. He said “I can fuck your pretty face as long I live.” and then tried to put the wooden stick in my mouth. When I turned away from him a fourth cop walked to me and slapped me right across my face.

I cried out to them to stop this and asked them why they were doing this. They said that all the ombothu and pottai men have become a nuisance which is unacceptable. I told them that I’m not a hijra. One of the policewomen looked at me and said “Your face is prettier than ours, you’re a ombothu.” The policewomen looked at the policemen and then looked at me and asked if I underwent an operation. When I kept quite one of the policemen lifted my kurta and felt my crotch and then he laughed out loud and asked the others to feel me up. There were suddenly a lot of hands feeling me up and vandalizing me. I struggled and protested and one of them slapped me again across my face, another punched me in my stomach and then I was hit with a stick again on my knees.

While all this was going on, they took my bag and ransacked it, they found my address book, my id cards and took down my address and my phone number. One of the policemen warned me to behave and said that I should visit them whenever I was called. They warned me never to speak of this to anyone as they know where I live and that they will hurt me and my family, that they will book me in a false case and incarcerate me and my family if required. They warned me that they will strip me naked and force a man on me, take obscene photos and incarcerate me under IPC section 377. One of the policemen said “Since IPC section 377 has been criminalized which makes your kind illegal, we can do anything we want and nobody will question us, even the government will support us.” They said that they have strong political support and influence from both the national and regional ruling parties and said that any wrong move from my end will lead to my ruin.


This is the city I live in. I live everyday waiting for something hurtful to happen to me. I live a life with imminent threats. This is what they did to me and it wasn’t the first time I’ve experienced horror like this. Late in the evening in 2013 after attending a Film Festival, I dropped my friend at his place and was waiting for a train at the Nungambakkam railway station. I managed to catch the last train and the compartment that I was in was completely deserted. As the train neared Saidapet, 4-5 men got in the train and they didn’t look friendly. I could smell cheap alcohol and I knew that they were drunk. The men noticed me and quickly walked towards me. One of them complimented my kurta and asked me where I got it from. I immediately moved away from him and walked closer to the door. The men came closer to me asked me to join them to drink and have sex with them. When I tried to get away from them they grabbed me and hit me. Then they tore the back of my kurta, turned me around to face them and tore the kurta from my neck to my waist as another guy tore my sleeve off. I struggled hard and pushed them away and tried to run to the end of the compartment. One guy tripped my leg and I fell crashing down on the floor.

One of them grabbed my legs and another tried to pull my jeans down. I kicked the guy who was holding my legs and hit the other with my bag and quickly pulled myself up and as I tried to run, one of them tore some more of my kurta. The train slowed down at Guindy and I quickly jumped out of the train. All I heard was a railway police whistling but I didn’t want to wait to tell him what happened to me and I ran out of the station and to the road covering my body with all the torn pieces of my kurta. There were few rickshaw drivers who immediately without questioning put me in one of the rickshaws and rode away.

I was able to defend myself from those men now that I’m grown, but I couldn’t do that when I was 13. When my face was smashed in a urinal and when eight men raped me. I couldn’t defend myself, I couldn’t but try to scream even though I was muffled and took the pain. The scar on my right eyebrow reminds me of that horrid day till now and it doesn’t stop there, it’s been 15 years and I still ache with phantom pain in my nightmares waking up screaming in horror reliving them again and again. I still do. I don’t know when they will stop. I’ve now shut myself away from all human contact, except my family. I’m now too scared and damaged to even meet my acquaintances. Unable to deal with all of this hurt I tried to stop it all last Saturday. I tried to take my life but I was saved yet again. Now that the moment has passed – I’m too afraid to take my life. I will have to relive my horrifying past again and again and again; hoping for an even horrifying future ahead of me.


Below are the publication/news/blog/forum links which mentioned about the incident.

http://gaysifamily.com/2014/06/13/singara-beautiful-chennai-asingamana-ugly-chennai/

http://theaerogram.com/indian-man-attacked-policemen-policewomen-chennai/

http://www.sify.com/news/sexual-harassment-when-cops-turn-criminals-news-national-ogqjW8hfdggij.html

http://disbursedmeditations.blogspot.in/2014/06/sexual-harassment-when-cops-turn.html

http://www.gaylaxymag.com/latest-news/gay-man-alleges-sexual-assault-by-cops-in-chennai/

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/chennai/Gay-Man-Alleges-Abuse-Assault-by-Cops/2014/06/14/article2279588.ece1

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=663605343693646

https://www.facebook.com/NEWSLGBT/posts/664922823563665

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1488076128076200

http://www.reddit.com/r/india/comments/282rs2/this_is_the_city_i_live_in/

http://whotalking.com/chennai+gay

http://www.toptweet.org/search.php?q=chennai+gay
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binod lama (user currently living in NEPAL) posted for gay readers to the NEPAL country page on 26/06/2014 tagged with human rights
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Yours,
Binod Lama
Chairperson
Gay and Lesbian Sexual Minority Network Nepal
Jorpati-3, Kathmandu, Nepal
Mobile: +9779841780256, +9779808308350
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006168559244
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Michael David (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for straight readers to the UNITED STATES country page on 24/06/2014 tagged with human rights
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hi i mohammed from yemen age 24 i gay and i want to be part of lgbt nation and go to united state To represent the Yemenis gays in the United States mobile phone 739466123 thanks, tlg6380@gmail.com
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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A short documentary about gay Ugandan refugees in The Netherlands, who fled their home country due to anti gay laws in Uganda. I hereby send you the link of the video on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/98122540
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Rosmit VENEZUELA (user currently living in VENEZUELA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers to the VENEZUELA country page on 20/06/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights
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The dictatorship in VENEZUELA incarcerated our main LGBTI leader after he presented the proposal to make equal marriage legal in this country. They are accusing @rosmitm of conspiracy and other crimes to keep him in jail without being judged in liberty as a few hundreds other student leaders. Rosmit is our only hope at this time to defend our rights. please circulate this petition and retiwtt globally to get support for this young student incarcerated for being gay #liberenaRosmit pic.twitter.com/OLNsNIGSLf
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Anastasia working group (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for bisexual readers to the GERMANY country page on 19/06/2014 tagged with human rights
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For pondering a definition on Anti-Sex -
for international discourse and exploration on inbreeding:
Anti-Sex is based on selection instinct, limits sexual intercourse and sex drive to both the opposite sex and the same sex character oriented, excludes sexuality to minors and to non-human animals, steers sexuality interest oriented and through character specific gene selection - that is to say also that Anti-Sex is based on attraction attracting human biogenetics and excludes gene selection foreign to the species by species-specific identity attraction. / Anti-Sex limits Sex as Sex is limited among relatives of a
family and Anti-Sex limits Sex by excluding anal intercourse. /
Intercourse has to function without sex to both sexes, normally
human love occurs without sex as well. Anti-Sex against any sexual chaos acts (also heterosexual chaos acts). The people have sex without rightist heterosexuals between woman and man, we do not need wrong instructions of rightist heterosexuals for wrong heterosexual intercourse, for example intercourse that causes inbreeding
degeneration - excusing themselves disabled people are obedient, inbreeding degeneration would be proper thus. Inbreeding degeneration is not proper.
Also to UNO, UNESCO or
WHO may inform scientists and interested parties for getting transparency on the question here set out of me on inbreeding or the aftermath of inbreeding by industry such as PIP, also an exploration on how inbreeding and zoophilia is connected through hetero-attraction. Anastasia working group
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Anastasia working group (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for bisexual readers to the GERMANY country page on 19/06/2014 tagged with human rights
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instead of a story, a definition on Anti-Sex, a repeat -
for international discourse and exploration on inbreeding:
Anti-Sex is based on selection instinct, limits sexual intercourse and sex drive to both the opposite sex and the same sex character oriented, excludes sexuality to minors and to non-human animals, steers sexuality interest oriented and through character specific gene selection - that is to say also that Anti-Sex is based on attraction attracting human biogenetics and excludes gene selection foreign to the species by species-specific identity attraction. / Anti-Sex limits Sex as Sex is limited among relatives of a
family and Anti-Sex limits Sex by excluding anal intercourse. /
Intercourse has to function without sex to both sexes, normally
human love occurs without sex as well. Anti-Sex against any sexual chaos acts (also heterosexual chaos acts). The people have sex without rightist heterosexuals between woman and man, we do not need wrong instructions of rightist heterosexuals for wrong heterosexual intercourse, for example intercourse that causes inbreeding
degeneration - exusing themselves disabled people are obedient, inbreeding degeneration would be proper thus. Inbreeding degeneration is not proper. Anastasia working group
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Anastasia working group (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for bisexual readers to the GERMANY country page on 17/06/2014 tagged with human rights
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instead of a story, a definition on Anti-Sex:
Anti-Sex is based on selection instinct, limits sexual intercourse and sex drive to both the opposite sex and the same sex character oriented, excludes sexuality to minors and to non-human animals, steers sexuality interest oriented and through character specific gene selection - that is to say also that Anti-Sex is based on attraction attracting human biogenetics and excludes gene selection foreign to the species by species-specific identity attraction. / Anti-Sex limits Sex as Sex is limited among relatives of a
family and Anti-Sex limits Sex by excluding anal intercourse. /
Intercourse has to function without sex to both sexes, normally
human love occurs without sex as well. Anti-Sex against any sexual chaos acts (also heterosexual chaos acts). The people have sex without rightist heterosexuals between woman and man, we do not need wrong instructions of rightist heterosexuals for wrong heterosexual intercourse. Anastasia working group
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Hi all, a short docu i made. Hope you all enjoy it, feel free to spread the word in support of our Gay Ugandan brothers:-), cheers, Patrick Buis

http://vimeo.com/98122540

February 24, 2014, Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni signed into law a controversial antigay bill. On first conviction for so-called homosexual acts, offenders face a 14 year prison sentence. Subsequent convictions for "aggravated homosexuality" could bring a penalty of life in prison.
A young Ugandan homosexual man, Julius Matovu, tells in an intimate one-on-one how and why he fled to The Netherlands. Where does he come from? What is the situation now and what are his dreams for the future?
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Anastasia working group (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for bisexual readers to the GERMANY country page on 15/06/2014 tagged with human rights
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Anti-Sex-Action proposal to the issue of Homonormativity for placard or banner: We are family without sex! We are sober in the family without sex to both sexes. For human kindness without anal intercourse to the same sex, for the right to reject human kindness against mistreatment. The rightist heterosexuals are not sober without sex. Anastasia working group
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Anastasia working group (user currently living in GERMANY) posted for bisexual readers to the GERMANY country page on 15/06/2014 tagged with human rights
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Anti-Sex-Aktionsvorschlag zum Thema homonormativer Verkehr, f端r Plakate oder Banner: Wir sind Familie, ohne Sex. - We are family without sex. / Wir verkehren auch ohne Sex ernst mit beiden Geschlechtern! F端r analfreie Menschenliebe zum gleichen Geschlecht,
gegen die Pflicht zur Menschenliebe. Die rechten Heterosexuellen verkehren ohne Sex nicht ernst. Anastasia working group
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aleossandro (user currently living in LITHUANIA) posted for gay readers to the LITHUANIA country page on 12/06/2014 tagged with human rights, sexual orientation, marriage / civil unions, illegality of female to female relationships, illegality of male to male relationships
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soy emigrante que vive en lituania con mi pareja , homosexual desde hace un ano y un Mes , me dirigi a diferentes asociaciones para solicitar mi estancia en lituania , que no tiene nada que ver con mi solicitud de asilo .
estoy pidiendo mi aceptacion como pareja gay , de homosexuales , ya que aqui no se reconoce el matrimonio .
a donde tengo que ir ???
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I want to testify of a great death spell caster that helped me in casting a death spell on the lady that almost took my lovely husband completely away from me and our two sons,after the casting the bitch died in her sleeps within 48hours,all thanks to this great man called instant death. If you also need an urgent death spell on someone then contact this great man immediately via his email address, shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com.... CONTACT HIM TODAY VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com AS HIS POWERS ARE SO STRONG AND VERY EFFECTIVE AND HAS NO BAD EFFECT INSTEAD IT HAVE A VERY GOOD RESULT AFTER CASTING THE SPELL.
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Shakira Elliot Says

Am giving this testimony cos am happy

My name is Shakira Elliot from Houston,taxes.i never believed in love spells or magic until i met this spell caster once. when i went to Africa in June 28th 2013 this year on a business summit. i ment a man called DR SHAKES SPEAR. He is powerful he could help you cast a spells to bring back my love’s gone,misbehaving lover looking for some one to love you, bring back lost money and magic money spell or spell for a good job.i’m now happy & a living testimony cos the man i had wanted to marry left me 3 weeks before our wedding and my life was upside down cos our relationship has been on for 2 years… i really loved him, but his mother was against me and he had no good paying job. so when i met this spell caster, i told him what happened and explained the situation of things to him..at first i was undecided,skeptical and doubtful, but i just gave it a try. and in 6 days when i returned to taxes, my boyfriend (is now my husband ) he called me by himself and came to me apologizing that everything had been settled with his mom and family and he got a new job interview so we should get married..i didn’t believe it cos the spell caster only asked for my name and my boyfriends name and all i wanted him to do… well we are happily married now and we are expecting our little kid,and my husband also got a new job and our lives became much better. in case anyone needs the spell caster for some help, email address: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com

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please make sure you contact him for any financial difficulties okay..

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My Name is Mrs BLESSING I was married to my husband for 10 years and we were both bless with two children, living together as one love, until 2012 when things was no longer the way it was [ when he lost his job ]. But when he later gets a new job 6 months after, he stated sleeping outside our matrimonial home which really makes me crazy. Only for me to find out that he was having an affair with the lady that gave him the job. since that day, when i called him, He don't longer pick up my calls, He do not behave how he use to be before he got the job from the lady that he was having an affair with,I have also questioned him on this particular issues several times to please stop all this that what he is doing to me that is causing me to loose my temper and patient, Yet my husbands just still keep on seeing the lady. Until I met a very good friend of mine who was also having a similar problem years back, Who introduced me to a very good love spell caster,When my friend told me about this spell caster i ask her which one is he talking about,That i have used like two spell casters online that are fake.She explained to me that yes that there are really fake spell casters online that are just there to rip off someones money without giving out good result that THIS VERY PARTICULAR SPELL CASTER THAT I AM TELLING YOU ABOUT WAS INTRODUCED TO ME BY THE PRESIDENT OF AMERICA,COS HE IS MY COUSIN.The president directed me to him and gave me his contact that he is a very great spell caster that has helped him solve internal and external problems of his home and also of this country. But i told her that if it has to do with things that i am not interested, but she said that it has nothing to do with pay first. but the only thing she was ask to do when the president gave her the contact was just to go and buy the items to cast the spell,And if you can not get this items,It will only cost you just $150 dollars to like $300 dollars which you will have to send to him via western union or any means he require you to get this charges to him to get material needed to cast the spell this was what i did to get my man on track when he was doing something like this me in the year 2011.I quickly ask her on how i am going to get to this very great and reliable spell caster and also i did not forget the country he was from,She to me that this great spell caster that is so reliable and unique is from NIGERIA.she gave me the spell caster e-mail address and phone number. When i contacted him, i was so surprise when he said that if i have the believe in him and also i have faith that directed me to him that i will get my husband back in the nest three [3] day that i should just relax my mind as everything will go well,He told me to just put my mind at rest that nobody has ever come to him for help and go the same way he or she came.That he will want to first of all assure me that in the next 1,2,3,to 4 days that my husband must and will call me on phone begging and come home to me and go down on his knees and will be begging for forgiveness and even will get a gift to make the reunion sweet.He also told me that his spell casting is forever that there will be no break up again and also that the spell do not have any side effect but just to make you get what you want.Really my people in the world that will stop by to read my story,Or to those that need a very good spell caster,All the process went well and as he assured me and my husband was fully back on track and love me like never before.So i am out here to extend my thanks firstly to my friend that introduce me to him and also a very big thanks and more thanks to DrJohn Yi Yi. This testimony is what i can only do for him by sharing it to other people to contact the right spell caster online and not to fall into the hands of those scammers that has used spell to start collecting money from individuals that need help without any sort of result.This man Called Dr Shakes Spear is good,great,durable,reliable and he helps those that will not also complete charges to get materials needed to cast spell and he is the author of my happiness and Joy. His e-mail address is as follow: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com. ONCE AGAIN HIS EMAIL ADDRESS IS: shakesspear23@yahoo.com OR shakesspear23@gmail.com
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Yass (user currently living in YEMEN) posted for gay readers to the YEMEN country page on 25/05/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, religion
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My name is Yasser , im from a very religious country called Yemen , I'm a
gay and very concern about my safety in my country of origin , im writing
this because im desperate and dont know what to do , I've been through alot
in my country . the tradition cumminty and religion is against me , but now
extremists are following me , a group of religious people(AL-Qaeda) are
killing gays and lesbians in the name of god and Islam they killed several
people some i know and some i don't . the government ignored the situation
because they are the lowest dirtiest disgusting people in Yemeni's believes
. the religious people (AL-Qaeda) they are eliminating gays and lesbians
one by one giving a note to the public and family of the the person who
killed explaining the reason why so i received a threat from individuals
that im going to be next to there list, the threat was after they bit the
shit of me and my best friend because we were with a cute taxi driver and
his friend and we were kissing only kissing ,and when the police came
oh can imagine what the fucking police did the simply arrested me and Samir
and the family knew that im a gay and people are after my head so instead
of protect me my uncle and brothers bit me and lock me in a room while
calling the rest of the family to discuss what to do with me ,, i escape
home with the help of my mother she gave me some money and pushed me to
leave and not to tell any one about my place.
You know our wishes are simple to be safe only
but im worried that my brothers can find me or worse
Advice me please you may save my life by advising me what to do ...
please if any one wants to help contact me oopsyas@gmail.com
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Joseph (user currently living in JAPAN) posted for gay readers to the JAPAN country page on 17/05/2014 tagged with human rights
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The Hyogo prefectural assembly lawmakers named Inoue Hideyuki said on Hyogo County Council Standing Committee on 16th October 2014 that there were no need for administrative directions for HIV disease to ''homos'' because they were deaf to the world enlightening and only did like what they want to.
Notices:belonging to Liberal Democratic Party
(the same party whihch Prime Minister of Japan, Mr.Abe belongs to)

Nowadays,The movement to critisize and correct the discrimination to LGBT gets very high in the whole world.His comment is a clear challenge to LGBT community and people who try to improve the Japanese society.

Please cooperate with me to protest his comment.

References (the news paper article, sorry but there is only Japanese one).
http://www.asahi.com/articles/ASG5K3DV7G5KPIHB004.html
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Michiko Bown-Kai (user currently living in CANADA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual straight readers to the CANADA country page on 14/05/2014 tagged with gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation, religion, marriage / civil unions +5
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Hi there,

Just wanted to share the words from our Moderator of the United Church of Canada, Gary Paterson, in honour of the upcoming International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. It can be found at the following link:

English:
http://www.united-church.ca/communications/news/releases/140512
http://www.united-church.ca/files/communications/news/releases/140512_letter.pdf

Bonjour! Je suis content a presenter une lettre overte du
modérateur de l'Eglise Unie de Canada, Gary Paterson. Cette lettre présente un message qu’il espère être entendu par la communauté LGBT.

French:
http://www.united-church.ca/fr/communications/news/releases/140512
http://www.united-church.ca/fr/files/communications/news/releases/140512_letter.pdf


Michiko Bown-Kai
Program Coordinator: Racial Justice, Gender Justice, and LGBTQ Justice
United Church of Canada
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(user currently living in NETHERLANDS) posted for transgender readers to the NETHERLANDS country page on 08/05/2014 tagged with gender identity, human rights, religion
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Being disabled is not easy. It is never easy. Discrimination, especially on the labor market, is pervasive and everywhere. Being a disabled transgender, however, like me, is totally an adventure. There are no rules, there is no script..
Since 25 years ( I am 51 now) I know that I am transgender, mtf, and two summers ago I came out of the closet..Now I am calling myself everywhere Petra. I identify as female, lesbian and a feminist. But I have a strong sense of humour, especially black humour..You have to if you are like me disabled from birth, sitting in a wheelchair and at the same time transgender..
Luckily I had already made a lot of experience in emancipation as a bodily disabled person when I decided to come out of the closet.. that really helps. I know I am lucky to live in a very tolerant country, but also personally I am not afraid. And luckily, most female friends are very supportive, and after my coming out I got new female friends. So I am a happy person.
And you wont believe me, but I am a dedicated christian, active in my church and a theologian and religious scientist. In my local church I luckily do not experience any discrimination.. it is a church where also many gay and lesbian people come, and one of the pastors is gay also. So that is a part of my story.. love, Petra
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While things are getting so much better in the UK with the introduction of same sex marriage, that doesn't mean we stop the fight - a group of established LGBT artists got together and created this song about diversity and love to help raise money for those still struggling http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=hCMIq70vDkQ
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Pas de liberte (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers to the UNITED STATES country page on 06/05/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, religion, illegality of female to female relationships
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I am from Senegal,but ive been in the us for 12years.i was for a long time verbaly and physiquly abuse by the father of my children.and ive been a lesbian over the years and being what i am over the years makes me believe and love myself in finding in me what and where i always wanted to be.i have all the love and understanding from my family but recently i've been persecute by my own comunity ,harrassing me,vandalising my propertey forcing me to move from one place to another.i am so stressed that i lost all my hair and its so hard that sometimes i want to die because i cant immagine whow people can be so wicked.i went thrue therapy and i was doing better but i had to move down to california just to be far from my own people somewhere nobody knows me.My only happiness are my 2 kids who are my reason of being strong and it hurts me to the core that i had to send them back home wigh all i went thrue and to know now whow people are so wicked because my mom who is with them back home has been harassed by some people back home because of my orientation.All these situations make me wonder whow and when will i be in peace.All i am asking is to be happy and to live my life with my family.Nobody can change who i am only god so why is it for me to suffer because people want to see me as a different person?why is it so important to people to try to make me feel horrible?the only people that make me want to move forward are my children so please god help me...
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Stephen (user currently living in CANADA) posted for bisexual readers to the CANADA country page on 05/05/2014 tagged with tourism, gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation
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The FLUID Kickstarter campaign is down to its last 3 days - don't miss your chance to support bisexual art in a first of its kind exhibition. If you are able, please donate, and if you can't, please share the link. http://kck.st/1fqR9Cg -- every little bit helps. FLUID is a part of the upcoming WorldPride 2014 Toronto celebrations.

For more information you can check out http://fluid2014.wordpress.com.
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sara (user currently living in LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA) posted for lesbian bisexual readers to the LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA country page on 01/05/2014 tagged with lgbt families, health, human rights, religion
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i've had a girlfrind that live in london i was happy with her and talking with her all day all night and in summer i went to london i was so happy to meet her it was fun we've meet 2 times the first time was perfect the second time was ok in that time i was goin to leave and come back to libya so we hugged a lot and kissed and we took a pic of us kissing , and she sent it to me but i didnt delete it and after we got back home and did everything i was listening to music and uhm dancing and i fell and my phone got broke the screen didnt work anymore so one of my cousins said she know someone who can fix it for free so i felt happy and i said ok she asked me for the password of the phone and i told her about it the next day they came to my house they have reed everything that me & my girlfriend say ! and i was in big trouble " my aunt and 3 cousins *girls* came and beat me so hard wtih hose i almost died and my mom got sick and she took my phone , laptop and everything away from me i lied and said i was joking about everything and im not bi , i felt dead and at that min i hated myself and suddenly my feelings for my girlfriend was gone , at night i felt so dead and alone i took a razor and started cutting myself just to forget all the pain i've been in .... it's not easy to be LGBT in libya
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Sara (user currently living in LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA) posted for lesbian bisexual readers to the LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA country page on 01/05/2014 tagged with health, human rights +10
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i've had a girlfrind that live in london i was happy with her and talking with her all day all night and in summer i went to london i was so happy to meet her it was fun we've meet 2 times the first time was perfect the second time was ok in that time i was goin to leave and come back to libya so we hugged a lot and kissed and we took a pic of us kissing , and she sent it to me but i didnt delete it and after we got back home and did everything i was listening to music and uhm dancing and i fell and my phone got broke the screen didnt work anymore so one of my cousins said she know someone who can fix it for free so i felt happy and i said ok she asked me for the password of the phone and i told her about it the next day they came to my house they have reed everything that me & my girlfriend say ! and i was in big trouble " my aunt and 3 cousins *girls* came and beat me so hard wtih hose i almost died and my mom got sick and she took my phone , laptop and everything away from me i felt dead and at that min i hated myself and suddenly my feelings for my girlfriend was gone , at night i felt so dead and alone i took a razor and started cutting myself just to forget all the pain i've been in ....
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Barbara Castle (user currently living in SOUTH AFRICA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers to the SOUTH AFRICA country page on 20/04/2014 tagged with at the work place, health, gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation, religion +5
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My story is the form of a book published recently entitled FINDING MY OWN WAY...to happy & gay. And it is exactly the book for these times, for gay & straight people ... no matter which country they live in.
Should you be lucky enough to have a friend, a child, a sister, an aunt or a colleague who is gay this book answers many of the questions you'd never dare ask. And should you be on your way out of the closet and into the world be assured this book will keep you company all the way to being happy and gay!
Visit the website http://happyandgay.yolasite.com/ to find out more and to order a copy online.
You owe it to yourself...and to all people who are different.
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aileen (user currently living in PAKISTAN) posted for lesbian readers to the PAKISTAN country page in response to this story on 11/04/2014 tagged with human rights
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Human Rights First Rwanda Association (user currently living in RWANDA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers to the RWANDA country page on 11/04/2014 tagged with human rights
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Dear sir/madam.

We are a Human Rights organization from Rwanda(Human Rights First Rwanda Association) that has been actively engaged in defending the rights of sexual minorities in Rwanda and the region at large.

We are very much credited with the campaign that lead to Decriminalize LGBTI'S in the new Rwandan penal code.

Our concern still is the stigma and discrimination they continue to face as result of their sexual orientation. And lack of access to health facilities , justice system and freedom of association . And now that most African states have stated enacting strict criminal laws targeting sexual minorities it has become a threat even to the achievements we have managed to secure in Rwanda

A lot of Advocacy and Human Rights education initiatives are needed to support sexual minorities in Rwanda and the great lakes region.

It is against this background that today we have initiated a project that Upholds sexual minority rights in the great lakes

individuals and organizations can contribute through the below link and receive a tax deduction from Global Giving.

http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/uphold-sexual-minority-rights-in-the-great-lakes/

Kindly spread the word and share the information to support this cause.


We look forward to your assistance in this regard.


With warm regards


Nzovu Job Ruzage

Executive Director

B.p 7564 Kigali/Rwanda

+250-0788623625

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Human-Rights-First-Rwanda-Association-aka-Rights-Rwanda/25203826484
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(user currently living in YEMEN) posted for straight readers to the YEMEN country page on 04/04/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights
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I have been moved by all of the stories here. I understand living in Yemen as a homosexual isn't so great and I hope all of the ones who have been abused whether verbally or physically to find a find a way out of this ignorant racist sexist and most of all homophobic country.I might not be homosexual and I'am not going to fake knowing the pain gays and lesbians go through in such countries, I can try to give an advice though. Although this doesn't seem so encouraging and most of you want to live freely but sometimes you just have to disguise your feelings and be extra cautious for your own safety. Living in a country like Yemen isn't so easy, some of us tend to hide our thoughts, feelings, religious views and open mindedness just so we don't get attacked or judged, and I ask you to do the same. If you think being openly gay here is gonna get you anywhere you are wrong,its either gonna get you killed, abused or sent to some other country as a refugee (and the chances of that is VERY low).Some people lost a lot of opportunities and jobs because of their sexuality. Why put up all of that? Why put up with all of the hatred and discrimination when you can keep it to yourself until you find a true solution that wont get you harmed? My advice is to keep it to yourself and the ones you love and trust if you care for you own safety and try your best to leave to a country where you'll be supported and accepted for who you are.
last but not least stay strong. <3
Love, G.A
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Eric Barnes (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers to the UNITED STATES country page on 03/04/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, gender identity, human rights
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Facebook deleted my group SUPPORT IRAQI GAYS - STOP THE KILLING, a vital outlet for Iraqi gay expression in a country that routinely kills gays. Please read my letter to facebook, as yet unanswered. Will you contact Facebook for me and tell them you are disturbed by this report? Please? Thank you!

April 3, 2014

Dear Facebook administrator,

I was shocked to wake up this morning and learn that my longstanding social group, SUPPORT IRAQI GAYS - STOP THE KILLING was removed for unspecified "content violations." For nearly six years this group has been a vital forum for more than 2,000 iraqi gays who needed a place to communicate online openly as they try to avoid being openly murdered for whom they love.

From my end as founder and administrator, we have become increasingly adept at monitoring the site for porography, hate speech, commercial postings and the like. We now monitor the site 24/7 from both Baghdad and San Francisco looking for content violations. Postings are removed with lightning efficiency if they violate the content standards, and members are banned permenantly for repeat offenses. By any possible standard we have given due diligence to monitoring this site in both Arabic and English - continuously.

In addition, I recall on more than one occasion when Facebook would not allow me to remove a posting, saying "You are not authorized to edit this site" when I am in fact the founder! But other than that we are a page that does not tolerate nudity below the waist, or hate speech of any kind. I have an Iraqi administrator who is on the job when I'm not.

With any group of more than 2,000 young gays you are going to have the occasional violation, but we deal with them increasingly swiftly to ensure that the site is open and friendly to everyone. How could we possibly do more? About a year ago the site was suspended for allegedly violating standards, but I searched the site for evidnce that images had been removed, or that any standards were violated, and could find none. Nothing - and no explanation from Facebook on what the offending content was - or who had posted it!!!

But let's look at the real problem here: Thousands of Iraqi gays face the death penalty in their country for daring to be gay. This page has been one of the few forums available to them to express themselves and meet each other -- and by any POSSIBLE measure my administration of the page has been caring and competent and continuous.

I ask that you restore our page and its members to their former status. I promise we will continue monitoring the site as carefully as we do today. When you show images of two men kissing, there will always be someone who complains, but if they are merely bad actors and there is no pornography or hate speech -- then Facebook needs a way to recognize that that their complaints are not valid and ignore them. We do everything we can here to ensure a good experience for our members. But you didn't even leave a grievance procedure in place for us to challenge this dreadful decision. Without our page, one thing is sure. Iraqi gays will die, Iraqi gays will be hurt, and Iraqi gays will have no forum to share their feelings.

I beg you to reestablish this site in consideration of the enormous social benefit it brings. Paying attention to these things is part of your responsibility as a company. We as administrators can only provide diligence, we cannot prevent members from posting things, we can only remove members who do. And we do so with lightning speed.

I look forward to your reconsideration of this issue.

Very truly yours.


Eric E Barnes
San Francisco

synrg@comcast.net
saucyladd@yahoo.com










Goodbye Iraqi Gays - you are loved

Today brings a sad farewell to my beloved Facebook group "SUPPORT IRAQI GAYS - STOP THE KILLING." To our 2,473 loyal members who for six years asked for nothing more than a chance to be themselves, seize the opportunity to speak out against homophobia and meet and cruise each other in a relentlessly antigay society, I am sorry.

But it wasn't the CIA, it wasn't the Iraqi government, and it wasn't antigay militants who killed the group -- it was Facebook. I got an e-mail at midnight saying the group had been removed for unspecified "content violations" and that was that. There is no response address, no grievance procedure, no image or content specified as violating their community standards.

I consider Facebook's actions to be brutally violent considering the great lengths we went to to keep members' contributions civil and decent. We monitored the site continuously from both San Francisco and Baghdad, in both English and Arabic, constantly on the lookout for porn, hate speech or commercial interests. Violators had their inappropriate postings removed with ever-increasing speed and efficiency, and wayward members were banned permanently for repeat violations.

But the vast majority of members were kind souls who were grateful to have a forum where they could express themselves openly. In recent months more and more members were daring to show their real faces, expressing what can only be their own brand of Queer Pride.

Iraqi gays, I congratulate you on your indomitable spirit and will never forget your bravery, which has touched me deeply. I treasure the few of you who have become real friends too, and hope to keep you around forever.

But Facebook doesn't care about human rights, about the brutality of the antigay violence that continues to this day in Iraq, or about the plight of the oppressed. Facebook doesn't give a whit about its scorched-earth policies -- or that its claimed violations are invisible to the human eye. Facebook DOES want me to know that not only the group, but my personal profile will be removed if "I" continue to violate its nebulous and undefined standards. So go to hell Facebook. The blood of my beloved Iraqi gays is on your hands now.
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