Monday, April 6, 2009

Six Gay Men Killed in Iraq

Turning to the international news...

This is important: when looking at what is happening to our LGBTQ sisters and brothers here in the States it is important to remember what is happening in the lives of LGBTQ folks in other lands.

In this case, Iraq: 6 gay men have been killed for simply being gay in the last 10 days. This is the Iraq we've become responsible for, things to a thoughtless war brought on by former President Bush:

BAGHDAD, April 5 (UPI) -- Six gay Iraqis were shot to death by tribal members in a pair of incidents in the past 10 days, a government source says.

An unnamed Iraq Interior Ministry official said the latest incident happened Thursday in the Sadr City area of Baghdad, in which two gay men were slain after they were disowned by relatives, CNN reported.

The official said the men were killed after a tribal meeting was held and the members decided to hunt down the victims.

It is time to change.

Pace! B

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