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Iran Executes Two Homosexual Boys

!-Queer,

Tears and a snapshot of the last minutes!

Two gay Iranian teenagers -- one 18, the other believed to be 16 or 17, were executed this week for the "crime" of homosexuality, the Iranian Student News Agency (ISNA) reported on July 19. (The ISNA report is in Farsi, and was translated into English by the British gay rights group OutRage!, ISNA also provided the terrifying photos of the teens' last moments you see on this page (check below).The two youths -- identified only by their initials as M.A. and A.M., were hanged on July 19 in Edalat (Justice) Square in the city of Mashhad in north-eastern Iran, on the orders of Court No. 19. The hanging of the teens was also reported by the National Council of Resistance of Iran.

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Please Take Action

-Before they use it as an excuse, NO this does not justify bombing Iran! Nor bombing Afghanistan and Iraq saved the afghani women from rape, violence, murder and famine!

- Email, Fax, and/or Call the Iranian embassy or consulate in your area expressing your anger agaisnt the crime. (scroll below for some contacts around the world)

- Take non-violent direct action against Iranian embassies, consulates, and governmental premises worldwide! Show them some homo-love! (scroll down for the addresses of some attractions worldwide)

- Distribute the news as widely as possible asking people to make noise about it.

Let your anger out! Post the news of your actions here!

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kuba_59@yahoo.com,

طريق قزلدرة هو طريق يُسار عليه بروح الفداء وبتقديم التضحيات؛ لأنه لا يوجد طريق آخر من أجل الاستقلال ضد الامبريالية والديمقراطية ضد الفاشية والاشتراكية ضد الرأسمالية.

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gay up rising in Beirut

lil,

gay up rising in Beirut

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Les gays sortent du placard au Liban - Gays come out of the closet in Lebanon

Par Isabelle DELLERBA (Liberation - France),

Défiant le tabou de l'homosexualité, des activistes veulent s'affirmer et vivre au grand jour.
Defying the taboo of homosexuality, activists come out in an attempt to confirm themselves.
(Sorry that the article is in French but it just came out today wendsday in Liberation, maybe someone can translate it)

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Chronicle of a manipulation

Pedro Carmona,


A mislead gay and lesbian movement mobilizes against Iran at the height of conflict between the West and the Teheran regime.

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al-Qaradawi endorses 'stoning' of outed gay Qatari Prince

OutRage! News service,

Fundamentalist muslim cleric (courted by Ken Livingstone) has told al-Jazeera that a Qatari Prince, outed as gay, should be stoned to death...

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Gay Media's Failure to Accurately Report Stories

!-Queer,

Permission is granted to republish this Op/Ed. Bio appears at the end
of this message. Acknowledgements are welcomed to  FaisalAlam@aol.com.
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August 1, 2005

Opinion / Editorial - Gay Media's Failure to Accurately Report Stories
Adds to Growing Islamaphobia and Hatred Towards Islamic World

By Faisal Alam, Founder of Al-Fatiha (LGBTIQ Muslims)

In the wake of the recent London bombings, the Western world has been
propelled into another vicious cycle of revenge against Muslims and the
Islamic world. While mainstream media around the world have more
accurately represented the outpouring of condemnation by Muslim
organizations and institutions against the attacks in London, the gay
and lesbian media in the U.S. has unfortunately succumbed once again to
the false belief that Islam condones acts of violence including suicide
bombings, executions of civilians and even the killing of homosexuals.

On July 19, a number of exiled Iranian organizations reported that two
teenagers, one aged 18 and the other a minor (who's age is reported to
be either 16 or 17) were hanged in Iran, a country that President Bush
infamously labeled as part of the "axis of evil." The news of this
horrific execution was blasted across gay and lesbian media websites
with pictures that depict the final moments of the teenagers as they
were escorted to face their inevitable death. On June 20, the largest
gay and lesbian political organization in the United States, the Human
Rights Campaign issued a press release condeming the execution and
calling on Secretary of State Condalezza Rice to condemn the brutal
killings in Iran and similar attacks on sexual and gender minorities in
other countries.


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International Day Against Homophobia

Helem,

On the occasion of INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA Helem invites you to the screening of I EXIST A documentary exploring individual journeys of Lesbian and Gay people of Middle Eastern cultures.


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المثليون يوحدون رجال الدين

NoAuthority,

ما فرقته السياسية بين رجال الدين من الديانات التوحيدية الثلاث، وحدته مسيرة يزمع مثليو الجنس في إسرائيل تنظيمها في مدينة القدس تحت عنوان (التفاخر والتباهي). وقرر المثليون تنظيم مسيرتهم السنوية التقليدية التي تنظم في كل عام في احدى المدن الكبيرة، هذه المرة في القدس مما اثار جدلا لم ينته.


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Safari au centre Ville de Beyrouth

Georges A.,

L'homophobie au Sit in de la place des Martyrs

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Helem´s Aids Day Invitation

I-Mad!,

Poster Invitation, please save and spread around Helem invites you to the screening of Common Threads

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BUSH MAY BE HEADING TO IRAQ AGAIN THIS THANKSGIVING

Tom Pain,

Air Force One
President Bush may be heading to Iraq. He cut short his news conference in Colombia. As of 7:16 p.m. Central Time, he surprisingly has not been reported as landing in Texas. Bush no doubt would consider it a real coup to repeat the surprise visit he made last Thanksgiving to the troops in Iraq. Probably he is more eager this year, after his victory and as he kicks off four more years. Also, it has been a bad year for morale in Iraq. This trip is a must. His schedule and the secret plans for last year provide clues to this year, as explained below.

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Changing Sex, Changing Islam

Yoshie,

In Iran, transsexuals, changing sex, have been changing Islam as well, under its still theocratic government.

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REAGAN TRIBUTE

CHUCKMAN,

ZZZ...

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Federal Marriage Amendment To 'Dick-Walker-Off' Our Civil Liberty

Pigweenia and/or Kosherweenia,

GLBT civil rights. Intro. to Logic example to exercise. Petition to Sign being sent to President George Walker Bush against the federal marriage amendment.
 http://www.care2.com/go/z/12465

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Our War Too - Gay Heroes, and Gay Necessities

Faggots in Arms,

A Gay Praise of the American War Against Terror


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2,000 People Join Anti-Occupation March in Beirut

I-Mad,

Answering the call of the Stop the War Coalition – UK , around 2,000 people marched from Barbeer intersection to the UN House in down town Beirut. People came from various political parties, campaigns and groups in the country including a lot of individuals and independent activists. The march also included a lot of internationals ranging from Peru, New Zealand, United States, France, Germany… and many others.

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BWT is looking for real life stories of sexuality for Rainbow Th-

J.R. Teeter,

BWT is looking for real life stories of sexuality for upcoming theatre festival.

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Wissam Abyad's Case Update

I-Mad,

(From  SupportWissamAbyad@yahoogroups.com)

As July comes to a close, Wissam continues to sit in prison and await
any changes in his case. We are working on several options for him,
and hope that one of them comes through smoothly.

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Protest Dunkin’ Donuts Beirut Anti-Queer Policies

Ghassan Makarem,

For the past 2 years, Dunkin'Donuts Beirut branches have been denying service to gay and "gay-looking" customers, under the pretext of protecting their nazi version of "family values".
Please sign the following petition to protest their policies.

read more:
 http://glas.org/ahbab/

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Wissam Abyad's Hearing Scheduled Monday, May 19th

I-Mad,

Wissam Abyad's Hearing is set for Monday 19th of May! Follows a letter of updates from Friends of Wissam Abyad.

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Human Rights Violations in Egypt and Homosexual Prosecutions

I-Mad,

Wissam T. Abyad Human rights violations are escalating in Egypt as Anti-war activists and minorities are being targeted. This time a Lebanese citizen Wissam T. Abyad was the subject of prosecution for his perceived sexual orientation. YOU CAN SIGN A PETITION TO SUPPORT WISSAM'S FREEDOM and / or sign the Amnesty International Petition

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