März 29, 2014
aus der ankündigung:
The AFRICAN REFUGEES UNION (ARU) and the INTERNATIONAL WOMEN SPACE (IWS)
invite you all to join our demonstration for the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people
ENOUGH IS ENOUGH!
WE ARE BORN FREE!
FREEDOM OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION IS A HUMAN RIGHT.
29TH OF MARCH 2014
FROM THE REFUGEE PROTEST CAMP ORANIENPLATZ
VIA NIGERIAN EMBASSY TO UGANDAN EMBASSY
(AXEL-SPRINGER-STRASSE 54 A)
END AT ORANIENPLATZ
LET US PROTEST TOGETHER AGAINST THE DISCRIMINATION OF LGBTs
AT THE UGANDAN AND NIGERIAN EMBASSIES IN BERLIN!
The Presidents of Uganda and Nigeria Museveni and Goodluck just signed new bills criminalizing homose-
xuality. This law, which is based on a anti-homosexuality law from the colonial-era, institutionalizes discri-
mination and violence in society by inciting harassment and brutal actions against LGBT people in the
country. It neglects their rights and freedom. If a person is caught or reported as gay, lesbian, bisexual or
transgender, the punishment is life imprisonment.
Like wise in some parts of northern Nigeria gays and lesbians can be legally stoned to death. Furthermore
a person refusing to report or to give information about someone suspected to be gay, or even trying to
defend such a person, can be prosecuted. The bill aims to intimidate any political or personal solidarity, any
liberal thought about sexual orientation
As a direct life-threating result, the day after the signing of the bill in Uganda the newspaper ‚Red Pepper‘
published a list of 200 supposedly gay persons. This campaign that included exposing pictures already led
to numerous suicides of people.
We are hereby condemning the passing and signing of this anti-gay bill and want to show our strong
solidarity with our brothers and sisters that are effected of homophobic hatred in Uganda, Nigeria and
elsewhere worldwide. We demand the right to asylum and the right to stay for all refugees.
We are both Refugees and non Refugees.
Its all about solidarity.
Together we can fight.
Unity, Self-determination, Courage and Strength.