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Tuesday, 21 April 2009

Iraqi pogrom of LGBT: ways you can help

Iraqi pogrom of LGBT: horrific report upon horrific report

As you can see from the latest report on LGBT Asylum News the situation in Iraq is getting worse

There are a number of ways in which you can take action.

Support Iraqi LGBT through fund raising and donations

This support is desperately needed and will be put to good use both inside Iraq itself and to support the exiled movement. You can find out how to do this on the Iraqi LGBT website

Contact your local representative to urge them to ask for your government's pressure on the Iraqi government to take action

In the USA
You can get contact information for Representatives and Senators on this website
The only statement so far from the State Department is carried in this post

In the UK
Contact your MP through this website

Suggested letter

The following is a letter for a UK MP which you can adapt for your locality


I write to draw your attention to the pogrom of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people which is currently taking place in Iraq.

Although this has yet to draw much mainstream media attention the reports are truly horrifying and escalating. They have draw the attention of Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch and US Representatives.

However the UK Foreign Office does not appear to be taking any action.

I refer you to the statement of Bill Rammell [].

The following are reports concerning the pogrom:
I would urge you to ask the Foreign Office why they are not taking stronger action in this matter.



Please take action today!


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