Saturday, November 18, 2017

Copycat gay purges reported in former Soviet republics, and in African countries

DC Center Global has shared a report on 76Crimes about systematic LGBTQ purges in a number of African and central Asian countries.  It claims that the purges are copycat tactics by strongman politicians (more on the right than the left, although I wouldn’t want to be gay in Venezuela right now).  It also seems to represent a retreat to tribalist moral values.  Some countries have maintained “lists” of suspected homosexuals.  The problem seems particular bad in some former Soviet republics as well as some regions of Russia (Chechnya), where ironically there is a preoccupation by Putin with radical Islam.

The article demands collective action.

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