May 21, 2010

Actual homophobia

Malawi gay couple sentenced to 14 years hard labor for being gay.

What's the reaction?  The UK, Malawi's largest donor, expressed dismay but isn't cutting any aid.  The US thinks this is a step backwards in human rights.  Amnesty is campaigning to get them freed.

I have yet to see any major celebrity call the entire country homophobes.  I did see this on the Logo twitter feed so there's at least one queercentric business (and Logo is a business never forget that) who was appalled.  I haven't heard much of anything from what's known as Gay, Inc. though, honestly, that could be because I stopped paying attention to HRC et al years ago.

I know I'm preaching to the choir here, but I think people sometimes forget that there are portions of the world where it is actively dangerous for me to take a breath just because of who I want to bang. 

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