World Anti-Gay Alliance Launched

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“The gay movement has really brought this on themselves.”

The threatening words of Scott Lively, an American anti-gay crusader, who’s being sued for helping drive forward Uganda’s extreme anti-gay law. He travels the world giving seminars about the dangers of gay people. He even blames the Holocaust on gay men!

Now, Lively has launched a new global anti-gay network, the Coalition for Family Values, to get more countries to pass anti-gay laws.

“Nobody has been able to stop them so far, I’m hoping Uganda can.” Scott Lively on the ‘gay movement’.

More than 75 organisations have joined up. They’re getting stronger, bolder and more organised every day.

With nearly 2 million people ready to act and a savvy team of campaigners to plot winning strategies, LGBTI campaigning organisation AllOut is organising a fightback, but with only a fraction of the anti-gay network’s combined budget.  They’re asking for our help: can you make a secure donation now?

Even beyond these 75 organisations, the anti-gay movement is huge. In the US as well as France, Brazil and more, there are dozens of fundamentalist groups investing hundreds of millions of dollars to change laws, and convince frightened people they’re sick or evil.

They think they’re winning. They see the new anti-gay laws in Nigeria, Uganda, and Russia and are satisfied at a job well done.

  • Meanwhile in Russia, teenagers are hunted down and tortured on video.
  • In Nigeria, gay men are whipped bloody in courtrooms then thrown in jail.
  • In Uganda, people wait for police to hammer on the door, knowing they could face life in prison.

We can make it much harder for them to operate by calling out businesses who offer them services, like internet fundraising sites – like when we got Expedia and Delta Airlines to cut ties with hate group Christian Values Network.

Where they are spreading dangerous messages we can spread powerful, positive stories, and support local activists to do the same. The bigger and better funded All Out is, the louder we can be – taking up more space in the media and keeping journalists informed. Donate here.

About 1% of All Out members have actually donated since they got started – and those donations got Orange’s ads pulled from an anti-gay tabloid in Uganda, stopped gay cures being legalised in Brazil, and put Russia’s anti-gay law under the global spotlight.

Lively wants to increase, one by one, the number of countries where gay people can be sent to jail. Show him we won’t be stopped – please donate here.

LINKS:

Anti-Gay ‘Revolution’ On The Way, Because People Are Fed Up With ‘Homosexual Agenda,’ Scott Lively Claims – Huffington Post, 19 March 2014

Anti-gay advocates launch global ‘pro-family’ group – Washington Blade, 21 February 2014

Meet the American Pastor Behind Uganda’s Anti-Gay Crackdown – Mother Jones, 21 March 2014

Uganda Punishing Gays: ‘Sodomy Is Not A Human Right’ Says Evangelical Leader – NPR, 27 February 2014

U.S. conservative activists want countries to emulate Russia’s anti-gay laws – CTV News, 21 February 2014

How US Evangelicals Helped Create Russia’s Anti-Gay Movement – Mother Jones, 21 February 2014

Selections from Scott Lively’s presentations at a conference in Kampala, Uganda in March 2009 – Public Research Associates, 2009

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About the author

Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)