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Tue May 17, 2016, 06:48 PM


Guess who won't be attending the big United Nations AIDS meeting and why.

Muslim states block 11 LGBT groups from attending UN Aids meeting
The Guardian (UK)

A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending Aids, sparking a protest by the US, Canada and the EU.

Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member general assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups. It did not give a reason in the letter, which Reuters has seen.

Samantha Power, US ambassador to the UN, wrote to the general assembly president, Mogens Lykketoft, and said the groups appeared to have been blocked for involvement in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender advocacy.


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Reply Guess who won't be attending the big United Nations AIDS meeting and why. (Original post)
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Wed May 18, 2016, 12:28 AM

1. Hardly surprising and an indicator of global homophobia.

Shit like this is bigotry out in the open and they do not care.

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