Gays abused, raped in Ecuador clinics to cure them of homosexuality

  • metta

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    Jul 30, 2013 4:07 PM GMT
    Gays abused, raped in Ecuador clinics to cure them of homosexuality

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/07/gays-abused-raped-in-ecuador-clinics-to-cure-them-of-homosexuality/
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    Jul 30, 2013 7:26 PM GMT
    Looks like there is some progress there at least.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGBT_rights_in_Ecuador
    "...Same-sex sexual activity has been legal in Ecuador since 1997...

    ...Article 67 of the Ecuadorian Constitution adopted in 2009[3] limits marriage to the union of a man and a woman.[4] However, according to an unofficial English language translation of Article 68 the article provides that same-sex couples in stable and monogamous unions enjoy the same rights and obligations of married couples....

    ...In 1998, Ecuador became the first country in the Americas (and only the third worldwide) to include sexual orientation as a protected category in its constitution...

    ...Nevertheless, Ecuador has a conservative and macho culture, and homosexuality continues to be viewed negatively by society...

    ...After the 2013 Ecuadorian general election, Nelson Zavala, an evangelical preacher and the presidential candidate who finished last out of eight candidates, was sentenced by an election court to pay more than $3,000 in fines for his homophobic remarks. The court also prohibited him for a year from standing as a candidate
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    So they still have issues, but so do we. Overall the place looks promising.
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    Jul 30, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    tortured and abused by christians... which is about par for the course... cunts.
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    Jul 30, 2013 8:18 PM GMT
    metta8 saidGays abused, raped in Ecuador clinics to cure them of homosexuality

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/07/gays-abused-raped-in-ecuador-clinics-to-cure-them-of-homosexuality/


    I feel like you just sit there and google "bad things that happen to gay people around the world that Americans can't do anything about" and then post a new topic.
  • metta

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    Jul 30, 2013 8:29 PM GMT
    ^
    nope. but it is stuff that I think it is important that people be aware of.
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    Jul 30, 2013 10:31 PM GMT
    AeroNalex said
    metta8 saidGays abused, raped in Ecuador clinics to cure them of homosexuality

    http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2013/07/gays-abused-raped-in-ecuador-clinics-to-cure-them-of-homosexuality/


    I feel like you just sit there and google "bad things that happen to gay people around the world that Americans can't do anything about" and then post a new topic.


    Since when has our borders kept us from taking action even when--even especially when--we are not even at the reigns of power within our own country.

    Before my time students protested our power structure and stopped a war a half a world away. In 1970 four students at Kent State died, protesting for the peace of people in a country not theirs.

    Later, when I was in college, students protested against the power structure of Iran: Down with the Shaw of Iran. I ran the Shaw down. And in 1979 his regime fell.

    Metta is showing you that people are torturing and maiming and killing your gay brothers and sisters. Why do you complain instead of answering the call to arms?

    There's nothing you can do?
    You can't fight for more rights here so that we have more say within our own power structures to influence policy overseas?
    You can't organize financial boycotts? Tourism boycotts?
    You can't pressure your own religious organizations with financial boycotts to put pressure on theirs?
    You can't fight for immigration policy to bring gay brothers and sisters in harm's way to the safety of our country?
    You can't even tweet about it?



    Tell me again what you can't do.