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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 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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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers to the SRI LANKA country page in response to this story on 20/07/2014 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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One more thought on this is that love is love and a beautiful thing when so real and so pure and genuine. That is what it's about love . Life is so short and love should be there if you really desire love if it is important to you in your life as it is to my life.
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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for lesbian readers to the SRI LANKA country page on 20/07/2014 tagged with sexual orientation +15
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I'm an American female and very much attracted to Shri Lanka woman. They are beautiful to me and I would love to find a woman age 45 for compaionship. I'm decent and treat woman good and take my time. I fell in love with my Professor from Shri Lanka but she will never know it.
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Obeid (user currently living in SUDAN) posted for gay readers to the SUDAN country page on 13/07/2014 tagged with at the work place, sexual orientation, religion +5
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I am Mohammed ,Sudanese my age is 33 years old living in Khartoum, I am homosexual since am child 6 years old.
No body knows that except some relatives the one who start with me homosexuality and one friend.My family members they are not know that but if they come to know that they will descriminate me.
Also Sudan coverenment will punished me because Sudan under islamic rules
I tried to go out Sudan many times but i failed.
I was working in UAE for 3years and i tried from there to Eurobe or USA but i failed.
i have reterned back to Sudan in last November 2013 because my employment visa in UAE was canceled without resonable.
Me now again in Sudan,I have twice live here one life in a day and hafe in night(hidden).I am writing now my story because i wont some body to hear me
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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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Nawaf (user currently living in SAUDI ARABIA) posted for gay bisexual readers to the SAUDI ARABIA country page on 22/06/2014 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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Hi, I'm Saudi 24 gay man, from Riyadh. I love being gay in saudi arabia because I feel very attractive lol most people here are bisexual, and nobody is actually homophobic because teenagers in school brag for having pretty boyfriend, so everyone is exposed to gay things and saudis are not turned off by this but only because islam doesn't accept any sexual activity regardless of orientation it makes it hard to be sexual in saudi arabia.. but all the guys here are awesome and they love pretty guys ;) the only down side for me is that nobody is serious in a relationship as they all want to marry a female and have kids.
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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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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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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

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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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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Mahmoud (user currently living in TUNISIA) posted for gay readers to the TUNISIA country page on 26/05/2014 tagged with sexual orientation
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Hello
I am à tunisian gay and 2 months ago i have décides to go out from the closet unfortunly the result Was kicked out from my parents home without Any finiancial support.. I am à student in the 3 rd grade in IT. I wish to continue my studies in order to have my engineering degree but the i cannot Pay for my school Any more.
I wish That someone Will read this message and Will have a the possibility to help me. You may contact me on my mail adress: mahmoudkaisbensalah@gmail.com
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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 VENEZUELA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers to the VENEZUELA country page on 12/05/2014 tagged with teaching lgbt rights in schools, gender identity, sexual orientation
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Lanzamiento WEB de la Guía para padres, madres y familiares de LGBT “AMO A MI HIJ@, RESPETO A MI HIJ@” #FRV
La sociedad ha ido evolucionando humanamente hablando. ¿Eso es verdad?, hablando de la Comunidad de Lesbianas, Gays, Bisexuales, personas Trans e Intersex (LGBTI) la discriminación comienza en sus casas.

Cabe destacar que el problema se debe a estar mal preparado, mal educado y a mentirnos al decir “no soy homofóbico”, siempre y cuando el homo, trans es de otro… ¿Qué pasa si es nuestro?... la cosa cambia. Nace el miedo, la confusión, el rencor y… la necesidad de entender y amar. De ahí nace la idea de la guía “Amo a mi hij@, respeto a mi hij@” que ha sido hecho con el apoyo de la Embajada Británica en Venezuela y Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela. Con la autoría de Elena Hernáiz Landáez, la colaboración de Gerardo Márquez, Rafael Vanezca y Ana Margarita Rojas, la ilustración de Mariam Prato.

La Guía Educativa para Padres, Madres y Familiares “Amo a mi hij@, respeto a mi hij@” se encuentra en su versión on line en la página de la Fundación Reflejos de Venezuela http://www.fundacionreflejosdevenezuela.com desde el 17 de mayo.

Así como la versión actualizada 2014 del “Manual Educativo para la Diversidad”, en ellas se tendrá una herramienta para prevenir la discriminación por homofobia y transfobia en nuestros hogares, escuela y sociedad.

¡Esperamos sea de su agrado y le pueda ayudar a continuar acompañad@ de su hij@!

Elena Hernáiz Landáez







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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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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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Shenylee Ann C. Villavicencio (user currently living in PHILIPPINES) posted for transgender bisexual readers to the PHILIPPINES country page on 03/05/2014 tagged with tourism, sexual orientation
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I'm a 19 bisexual 3rd yr pharmacy student , i identify my sexuality when i was 13 i was attracted to bithgenders even male or female but mostly i am always engage to gays and transgenders, so i can say that i am pansexual , i refuse to tell that im like this because i always feel that it is wron pg , there are things that usually bothers me like the elders rules that man is for woman because woman was created for man... but all i can say is LOVE is for everyone no matter what you no matter who you are everyone, anyone is free to love the way that they want , there are no such rules in the bible that oh man is just for woman , your a great sinner why would you love someone knowing that is immoral...
I also think that way before but now i realize living in your own way is way much better than living because of what others say. Now im happy that everyone accepts me. Except for my father, well i know sooner he will accept me. Actually i didnt have much troubke revealing who i am , because i already start proving them that people like me are not useless, my entire time revealing my sexuality is way better , i got few descrimination but it is more on acceptance im happy that everyone supports me,

there is one big problem that i am encountering right now, im currently in a relationship with a 32yrs old transgender woman who is living on USA well we all know that US is a liberated country, but there are still places there who keeps on discriminating trannies lesbians are ok gays are ok but not transgenders community doesnt want them to be called woman. And efen job opportunites there specially white people they are totally descriminated, now we are on our sorrowful dilenma of our life, her parents told her to leave me and just go with some guys there and she also think thats the only way to for her to live until i can go there. I dont ever want that kind of relationship, polygamy is a sin for me, i dont want her to use someone to support her because i cant support each other right now.
Now im asking my FELLOW LGBT for help i really wanted to be with her i love her so much and i really wanted to do anything for her its just always financial thing,
its like nowadays its not just our sexuality is a great problem but money also burry us to death
im still hoping that things could work out for both of us.
any suggestion?
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Roman (user currently living in RUSSIAN FEDERATION) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers on 03/05/2014 tagged with sexual orientation +10
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Hello! My name is Roman! I'm 19 years old. I live in Russia. I'm gay. Now I'm afraid to live in Russia. Laws have become violent. Now if they find out that you're gay, you can be beaten. And then what? Start killing. This is bad. So I'm scared to live this way. Russia will never become a good attitude towards gays. It will be even worse. To contact me; roma.pokemon @ mail.ru or http://vk.com/madre_tereza
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Роман (user currently living in RUSSIAN FEDERATION) posted for gay readers to the RUSSIAN FEDERATION country page on 03/05/2014 tagged with sexual orientation +10
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Здраствуйте! Меня зовут Роман! Мне 19 лет. Я живу в России. Я гей. Сейчас я боюсь жить в России. Законы стали жестокие. Сейчас если узнают что ты гей, то могут избить. А дальше что? Начнут убивать. Это плохо. Поэтому мне страшно так жить. Россия никогда не станет хорошо относиться к геям. Дальше будет ещё хуже. Чтобы связаться со мной; roma.pokemon@mail.ru или http://vk.com/madre_tereza
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, Anne Marie the director of Boi, song of a wanderer (user currently living in NETHERLANDS) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex straight readers on 30/04/2014 tagged with lgbt families, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion +5
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We would like to invite you al to WWW.SONGOFAWANDERER.COM
Its a movie, an exhibition and a photo book. Boi is the story of an inner struggle, Boi is about the pursuit of somebody’s real self. Boi is the story of a girl who wanted to be boy. Boi keeps tracks of Nitzan’s life and body changes following her through her journey all over the world but most important the journey to find out who she really is. like to know more see also on Kickstarter!
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/602866401/boi-song-of-a-wanderer-movie-photo-book-exhibition
thanks !
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(user currently living in CANADA) posted for readers to the HONG KONG country page on 30/04/2014 tagged with sexual orientation
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My site http://stories4hotbloodedlesbians.com is NOT a porn site, but a second home for lesbians, many of whom are shunned by families or persecuted by governments. To date, there have been over 40,000 visitors and there are over 1500 articles that are political, social, humorous, spiritual, helpful, etc.
I have now published two exciting lesbian love stories: Jo of the Outback (set in Australian). It looks at life, nature and love through the eyes of a white stock hand and an aboriginal woman.
The second book is Lt. Dee: Army Nurse, Vietnam. It is a lesbian story of a young army nurse who witnesses the horrors of war. Yet, love can exist in a war zone. Dee meets a Native American dashing Air Force Captain named Skip. They risk a lesbian affair because, if caught, both will be dismissed immediately with a dishonourable discharge. Download these stories from Apple ibooks, Amazon or other kindle distributors or view them on your computer or iphone device. Stay proud
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kavin (user currently living in NEW ZEALAND) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers to the NEW ZEALAND country page on 29/04/2014 tagged with sexual orientation
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I am from India, I love people in New zealand, supportive and open minded, may be some are not open to gay support, but majority are ok in accepting us, i feel proud to live here. To all my NZ friends , visit justnakedmale.blogspot.com to see Indian boys hotness. Its not extreme good , but provides a flavor of what Indian boys are about.
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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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Sophie (user currently living in UNITED KINGDOM) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers to the UNITED KINGDOM country page on 19/04/2014 tagged with at the work place, hiv/aids , sexual orientation, religion
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As a lesbian living in London, myself and my partner are often not faced with much discrimination because of our sexuality. Although there are plenty of people who do not support the LGBT community, for the most part people will not say anything or just give us a strange glare as we walk down the street holding hands. However, a couple of years ago when myself and my partner were using public transport, a man (who I can only guess from his appearance was a Hindu) hit us both in the face as we kissed, then left. I am also very aware that there is discrimination towards gay and bisexual men when it comes to donating blood as it states that a man who has had sex with another man, will not be able to give blood because of HIV/Aids.
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Stephen (user currently living in CANADA) posted for bisexual readers to the CANADA country page on 17/04/2014 tagged with tourism, sexual orientation
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FLUID is an exhibition of bisexual photographers that will be taking place during Toronto's upcoming WorldPride celebrations. Currently there is a Kickstarter campaign which is at 42% of its fundraising target after only nine days. FLUID has until May 8th to reach our target. Each and every donation is very much appreciated and helps towards our final goal. FLUID actually takes place from June 5th to July 2nd at Project Gallery in Toronto.
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Feel free to share this with your friends and your social networks. Tweet it! Tumblr it! Post about it on Facebook! Bisexual visibility has never been more important. You can go to http://kck.st/1jpnzvz to donate.

For more information:
fluid2014.wordpress.com
www.facebook.com/FLUID2014
twitter.com/FLUID_toronto
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The following theory proves everybody is gay weather you know it or not ."Some species, such as some snails, practice sex change: adults start out male, then become female (See also sex reversal). In tropical clown fish, the dominant individual in a group becomes female while the other ones are male, and bluehead wrasses (Thalassoma bifasciatum) are the reverse. In the marine worm (Bonellia viridis), larvae become males if they make physical contact with a female, and females if they end up on the bare sea floor. This is triggered by the presence of a chemical produced by the females, bonellin. Some species, however, have no sex-determination system. Hermaphrodites include the common earthworm and certain species of snails. A few species of fish, reptiles, and insects reproduce by parthenogenesis and are female altogether. There are some reptiles, such as the boa constrictor and komodo dragon that can reproduce sexually and asexually, depending if a mate is available"(ref –man is the extension of woman)The main hypothesis discussed in this book is that, if a woman lives long enough she will be converted into a man physically. A similar thing can also be stated about man. It is wrong to categorize humankind into two genders as it implicates that they are extremely dissimilar and physically opposite to each other. Man and woman are just two different stages of one developmental process. And physically they are very similar. The ideas presented may sound unconventional but Dr. Fulzele implores readers to consider his point of view with an open mind. “Your world will not change if you do not agree with me. But if you agree with me, how does it change your world? If more people agree with you and me, how does it change our world? The possibilities are limitless.�
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The following theory proves everybody is gay weather you know it or not ."Some species, such as some snails, practice sex change: adults start out male, then become female (See also sex reversal). In tropical clown fish, the dominant individual in a group becomes female while the other ones are male, and bluehead wrasses (Thalassoma bifasciatum) are the reverse. In the marine worm (Bonellia viridis), larvae become males if they make physical contact with a female, and females if they end up on the bare sea floor. This is triggered by the presence of a chemical produced by the females, bonellin. Some species, however, have no sex-determination system. Hermaphrodites include the common earthworm and certain species of snails. A few species of fish, reptiles, and insects reproduce by parthenogenesis and are female altogether. There are some reptiles, such as the boa constrictor and komodo dragon that can reproduce sexually and asexually, depending if a mate is available"(ref –man is the extension of woman)The main hypothesis discussed in this book is that, if a woman lives long enough she will be converted into a man physically. A similar thing can also be stated about man. It is wrong to categorize humankind into two genders as it implicates that they are extremely dissimilar and physically opposite to each other. Man and woman are just two different stages of one developmental process. And physically they are very similar. The ideas presented may sound unconventional but Dr. Fulzele implores readers to consider his point of view with an open mind. “Your world will not change if you do not agree with me. But if you agree with me, how does it change your world? If more people agree with you and me, how does it change our world? The possibilities are limitless.�
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Monika (user currently living in BELGIUM) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers to the BELGIUM country page on 19/03/2014 tagged with adoption, lgbt families, sexual orientation
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Homosexual parents of children aged 4 years and those who finish 4 years before July 2014 needed for scientific research!

Dear Parents,
I would like to warmly invite You to take part in a scientific survey, which is concentrated on the psychological and sexual development of children of homosexual couples.

I decided to focus my master thesis on this issue, due to the fact that such research on the development of children of homosexual couples have not been made so far in Poland and such studies are rare elsewhere as well. Until now, other researchers have dealt with issues such as the development of bond between parent and child and the emotional development of children growing up in families of homosexual couples. While the sexual development of children growing up in families of heterosexual couples has repeatedly been the subject of studies around the world, those that would include the same process in families of homosexual couples are still missing. This leads to lack of enough reliable data and substantive arguments in public discourse. Due to this gap, it is a very touchy and controversial topic in Poland, especially politically.
That is the reason I decided to come to Belgium, where this issue has been more thoroughly studied and discussed. I hope that the conclusions drawn from this survey will enable to revise and enrich knowledge about the children growing up in Rainbow Families.

I would be very grateful, if You would wish to help me!
More details about the research You can find on this website:

https://mega.co.nz/#!JV5S2aCZ!nG1gCFdXXjXM0ZLwa2BSri4CwsdZ8znCao9YZJs2Fm4

Monika Puszyk
monika.puszyk@yahoo.com
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Udeh Ifeanyi (user currently living in NIGERIA) posted for gay readers to the DENMARK country page on 12/03/2014 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, hiv/aids , human rights, sexual orientation
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Hello
I'm Anthony 21yrs, I'm Gay from Nigeria.I lost both parent and I'm an orphan.
The recent Anti-Gay law in Nigeria has made everythin diffucult for me,it dangerous and my life is being threathen .even my sister I'm staying with want me to live her house all bcos I'm gay. I'm lost......my life is becoming miseable each day I woke up. I'm afraid of the next minute......I'm scare and I don't want to go to jail or being killed for who I'm ..........so many thingz have been happening here and I'm too young, I'm HIV positive and I can't recive proper treatment cos I'm gay.
Pls I need your help to flee to a country like US where my sexuallity is allowed,where I'm free and xpress my thought as a human being not an Animal.
I will very help to leave u and be happy for once. I knw I'm not the one who created myself...I was born this way.
Thanks
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PALITHA (user currently living in SRI LANKA) posted for gay readers on 11/03/2014 tagged with hiv/aids , gender identity, human rights, sexual orientation
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As a openly gay man and person living with HIV my life was actually filled with lot of hardships. Not only battered by my sexual orientation but also victimized because of living with HIV at a very young age. there were times that I thought death would be far more better. However the opportunity to work at UNAIDS drastically changed by life from disgrace and discrimination to respect and well being. It is not the fact that I was working at UNAIDS but it was the fact that I was employed somewhere, a place where I gained respect as another employee ,not sympathy as a person living with HIV,
Civil society and key affected communities ad maintaining a sound relationship with UNAIDS in SriLanka. When I came to know my HIV status, I thought it is end of my life and I had no courage to go anywhere with the fear of exposure. I met a person working for UNAIDS through a PLHIV network and I went to UNAIDS office with great difficulty questioning myself whether I can fit in to such a well-respected place. But I felt a great comfort to be with them with their non-judgmental attitude.
UNAIDS Sri Lanka gave me a greater opportunity to work as a volunteer initially for 6 months and then extended my contract for another 3 months. Initially I was afraid of working in such an organization simply because I don’t have the necessary technical knowledge and I don’t speak good English. I was expecting further stigmatization based on my HIV status and sexual orientation. That was my experience form the society as a young gay man living with HIV.
But I was wrong in my thoughts and UNAIDS staff very warmly welcome me to the UN Compound and felt that it is the safest place for person like me. UNAIDS provided me number of opportunities to develop my public speaking skills and representational capacity. My computer skills, communication skills and English language skills were vastly developed during my stay with UNAIDS. I represent UNAIDS in couple of national forum making me empowered and making me a respected civil society activists. It was a great turning point in my life.
Finally I need to say this is giant opportunity for myself and also my community and I UNAIDS contributed to build up a strong HIV ACTIVITY AND GAY ADVOCATE, in Sri Lanka where HIV positive gay community face double discrimination with the societal norms and legal system. We urge UNAIDS to breed more people like me with necessary capacity to achieve our goal of ZERO
DISCRIMINATION, ZERO AIDS RELATED DETHS, ZERO NEW INFECTIONS
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Anton Dmytriiev (user currently living in UKRAINE) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers to the UKRAINE country page on 09/03/2014 tagged with at the work place, human rights, laws and leadership , sexual orientation, marriage / civil unions
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Hypocrisy of brands

Globalization now is everywhere, so you can find your native goods or services almost in every corner of the world.

We’ll talk about Ukraine. This country now is a trend in world news and politicians speeches, but it’s still a very homophobic and backward country as for human rights.

Ukraine and its citizens can’t now live in test-tube, box or fortress – future is around us.

The people should think over their stereotypes, be more patient with LGBT issues in Ukraine and stop hate gays and their community.

World now enjoys the human rights defence activitites in dozens of countires, except Russia, Ukraine and some others. The processes of support individual freedom are vast and influence all spheres of life, including business.

Many of American and well-known companies openly encourage LGBT community, welcome gay marriages and build a tolerant ommunications with everyone.

But in Ukraine the “daughters” of that businesses are not so opened and cheerful, as in US and Europe. Sometimes, the same companies here, in Kyiv, have quite contrary views and politics about LGBTI issues.

We’re not going to boycott services and goods, provided by the compaines, listed below. But it would be curious and useful to hear their positions on the rights of Ukrainian LGBT, cause now they are silent and continue the line of restraint against gay community.

It’s abnormally and doubly – support the same men and women in US and EU, but be opposite and silent in Ukraine, especially, when this country fights for the future and human dignity.

Hope, soon we’ll hear and see concrete and direct position about LGBT rights from the Ukrainian branches of companies, listed below. The thing is that big business now is probably the one and unique engine of progress and reforms in medieval and tired from Soviet heritage Ukraine.

1. Ernst&Young;
2. Microsoft
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4. IBM
5. PwC
6. Adobe Systems
7. Facebook
8. Ford
9. Gap Inc.
10. Oreo
11. Apple Inc.
12. Google
13. PepsiCo
14. Procter&Gamble;
15. Groupon
16. Hewlett-Packard
17. Budweiser
18. Kraft Foods
19. The Walt Disney Company
20. McDonald's
21. Xerox
22. eBay
23. Nike and many others, which are not so familiar to Ukrainian consumers.

So, be opened and honest with your clients – say loudly about your vision, mission and values.
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hey guys... I just wanna meet some other girl who is just the same like me.... lesbian.... I need friends:) u can follow my twitter first and mention me for follow back to (@Yeah_Me1), then I'll give you my contact:) by the way I'm sixteen y.o and goin on my sweet seventeen this october:) am about 5'5 tall and about 143 lbs^^
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SINAN (user currently living in IRAQ) posted for gay readers to the IRAQ country page on 04/03/2014 tagged with sexual orientation +5
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انا من العر اق ارجو المساعده
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Erin Dary (user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay lesbian bisexual intersex readers to the UNITED STATES country page on 02/03/2014 tagged with intersex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion
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When I graduated high school, I didn't know what I was. Hi, my name is Erin (Legally it's Eric). This website helped me to discover who and what I am.
When I graduated, I thought I was gay, then straight, then a girl, then a boy, then something else entirely. A different website helped me discover that I am something called Intersex.
If you don't know what that is, let me explain. It is both, which is cool, because my favorite kind of science is quantum physics. If you don't know what that is, look it up. If you do, then you understand.
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