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UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon to Lead Global Campaign for Gay Rights


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JL
- 549 days ago - gaystarnews.com
UN Secretary-General says 'culture, tradition or religion' is no excuse, governments have to protect gay, bisexual and trans people in strongest speech yet on issue



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Allan Yorkowita (445)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:34 pm
With all good intentions, a mesage fron the UN Secretary General amounts to little.
 

Kit B. (276)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:43 pm

This is the way for world leaders to lead. Be honest, forth right and speak directly to the issue.
 

Svetlana B. (19)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:47 pm
Noted I like the news TY
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 1:57 pm
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Terry V. (30)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 2:21 pm
Very good news, THANKS!!!

Pro gay marriage montage
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 2:35 pm
You are welcome Terry! Thanks for the link to the montage.
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Angelika R. (143)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 3:36 pm
Very welcomed and needed to be said, so kudos and thanks to him, -even if Allan is right in this assessment, unfortunately,- as Israel is proof, for one example..
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 3:41 pm
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Carol D. (109)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:06 pm
Its a pity the UN is not as strong and forthright on many issues as its saying it is on this Many more situations around the world they could do more for
 

Sherri G. (114)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:30 pm
Good for UN Chief Ban Ki-Moon. World exposure is an imperative to gain equal rights to all. I had a young woman from Ireland ask me to support their petition for the right of gays to marry in Ireland which I gladly signed. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon states it clearly there simply is no justifiable reason to deny anyone equal rights because of their preferences in love or the color of their skin. There is nothing unnatural in nature though it may not occur in the majority. Thank you JL another very important article.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 4:36 pm
You are welcome Sherri. You cannot currently send a star to Sherri because you have done so within the last day.
 

John B. (175)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:08 pm
Thanks J.L. for the link to the article by Tris Reid-Smith. Kudos to Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon for continuing to push forward with this policy. Read and noted.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 6:15 pm
You are welcome John. You cannot currently send a star to John because you have done so within the last day
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (276)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 7:32 pm
Hooray
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 7:41 pm
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Past Member (0)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:18 pm
Way to go Cheers JLA
 

Tamara Noforwardsplz (185)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:19 pm
Although I am pleased to see one of our world leaders stand up and support the LGBT community for all countries, I would rather see actual change in policies and attitudes around the world. Thanks JL.
 

JL A. (275)
Saturday April 20, 2013, 8:21 pm
Cheers David. You are welcome Tamara.
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Giana Peranio-Paz (388)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 12:28 am
This is very good and very important news!
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 7:24 am
Good for him! People as a whole should be more tolerant and accepting of gays rather than fearing them.
 

Gloria picchetti (296)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 7:43 am
Let's hope it's all remembered and done after Oslo.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 8:12 am
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Natasha Salgado (538)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 8:40 am
This is great!! Perhaps he can also lead a global campaign for animal welfare and rights...Thx JL.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 9:01 am
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Winn Adams (193)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:09 pm
When anyone comes out for gay rights it's a good day and a good thing to happen.
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:37 pm
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Barbara V. (51)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 1:45 pm
Here's a man with a heart in the right place. I would like to think that heartless others would follow his example and develop one of their own. No human being has the right to judge another just because of sexual orientation. What they need is to get a life and develop love and compassion.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 3:59 pm
Good!
 

Joe R. (191)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:22 pm
Thanks JL. I really needed some good news this week!
 

JL A. (275)
Sunday April 21, 2013, 5:23 pm
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BMutiny TCorporationsEvil (467)
Monday April 22, 2013, 2:38 am
He comes right out and says exactly what needs to be said, in NO uncertain terms.

"Some will oppose change. They may invoke culture, tradition or religion to defend the status quo. Such arguments have been used to try to justify slavery, child marriage, rape in marriage and female genital mutilation. I respect culture, tradition and religion – but they can never justify the denial of basic rights."

Sorry, Allan Y., but this is a voice that will be heard in EVERY country in the world. Whether their govt agrees with it, or not. A govt may try and censor, but this voice will at least surely be heard on the INTERNET.

While there is no "enforcement" power, this is a CLEAR MORAL STANCE representing THE STANDARD that ALL countries are expected to live up to.
Including those countries where the pathetic and dinosaur-like Roman Catholic Hierarchy still attempts to STIFLE LEGISLATION with its tyrannical, medieval holding-on-to obsolete power;
and those countries in AFRICA, influenced by the POISONOUS CONTAGION of American Evangelicals, that are introducing bills that amount to GENOCIDE against LGBT people. {Genocide is defined, look it up if you don't believe me, as an attempt to wipe out any defined group, not just a "race" or ethnic group. By that definition, these Death Penalty for being Gay bills, are GENOCIDAL.}

Ban Ki-Moon is essentially DENOUNCING BOTH THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH, and AMERICAN EVANGELICALS IN AFRICA, altho he doesn't mention them by name. But everyone KNOWS who he is talking about!
{And of course, those two aren't the ONLY anti-Gay entities - just the most prominent and VICIOUS ones. Indigenous cultures left to THEMSELVES, including African cultures, and just about ALL cultures before the Missionaries and Jesuit Priests showed up, had NO PROBLEM AT ALL with LGBT people - in fact, many HONORED them.}
 

Jane H. (136)
Sunday April 28, 2013, 11:19 am
i am so very pleased to read this---TY for great news!
 

Jan L. (585)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 3:53 am
A good sign and thank you UN.
 

Sergio Padilla (62)
Wednesday May 1, 2013, 6:06 pm
Cool
 
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