Monday, May 12, 2008

Safety, Lives of LGBT Moldovans Under Immediate Threat; Action Needed Now!

According to Queer Activism:

"The government refused police protection for this weekend's LGBT Pride March in Moldova's capital city of Chisinau, where members of the International Lesbian and Gay Association of Europe and Romania's human rights organization, ACCEPT, are also gathered. All legal procedures were followed to obtain the appropriate permits, and despite early promises, the mayor of Chisinau has withdrawn approval for the march permits. Police stood by silently as fascists attacked the bus with parade organizers and did not allow the march to take place.

The government of Moldova is threatening to arrest Rev. Elder Diane Fisher and Eastern European LGBT activist Florin Buhuceanu if they hold worship services for the LGBT community this weekend.

And they are refusing to provide police protection, despite numerous death threats made against Diane and Florin and the LGBT community there."

Write a brief e-mail to the Moldovan government. Ask them to honor their nation's laws and to allow the peaceful gathering of LGBT people and their supporters. Ask that the rights of LGBT people be protected. Let them know the eyes of the world are focused on Moldova this week.

The following email will allow you to contact the -- Moldovan Ministry of Justice, Moldovan Ministry of Social Protection, Moldovan Advocate for Human Rights, Moldova's Embassy in Washington, DC, and the Chisinau City Hall (Moldova's Capital City).


Click here to email government officials!

5 comments:

Seth said...

I'm not sure if you intended it to read this way, but the subject built into your link says "Protect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Moldovans." I assume you meant "... and Transgender Moldovans." At least that's what I changed it to in my email. ;)

Queers United said...

haha, thanks for keeping me on top of my game. I have corrected it.

Christopher Hennessy said...

Thanks for the recent comment on my blog! Glad to know about yours! Keep up the good work!

Ry said...

Oy, that's horrible. Something like that happened here, too. Back when blacks were trying to get equal rights, there was a bus of them and the klan basicaly stopped the bus, locked them in, and lit it on fire. People are really horrible to each other, and sometimes the government doesnt care.

Queers United said...

Thanks Chris!

Ry people never learn from history, history seems to keep repeating itself. It is a vicious cycle, one day LGBT people will be accepted but there will be another group fighting for their rights. Humanity sickens me sometimes.

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