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BAGHDAD, May 28 (UPI) — About 30 people have been killed in Iraq in the past three months because they were homosexual or believed to be gay, a U.N. agency says.

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Rights made its estimate after several men were killed in Baghdad and two others survived torture and mutilation, ABC News reports. Amnesty International wrote Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki asking him to take “urgent and concerted action” to protect homosexuals from violence.

A government source said Asaieb al-Haq, a little-known Shiite militia that appeared after the Mahdi Army declared a cease-fire, issued a call to kill homosexuals. At least six men were killed in the next 10 days, two of them in Sadr City, the Shiite area in Baghdad dominated by the Mahdi Army.

But an Army officer, who did not want to be identified, suggested the deaths were the work of tribal vigilantes.

“Two young men were killed Thursday. They were sexual deviants,” he said. “Their tribes killed them to restore their family honor.”

The Church of Scotland sustains pastoral call of openly gay minister!


Edinburgh, Scotland


Rev. Lindsay Louise Biddle, Chaplain of Affirmation Scotland, author of the Biblical Self-Defense Course and former National MLP Board Member, shared with us this good news from The Church of Scotland:


“After 3 1/2 hours of debate, the General Assembly of The Church of Scotland meeting in Edinburgh on Saturday evening, May 23, 2009, voted 326 for and 267 against the Presbytery of Aberdeen’s action (taken in January 2009) to sustain the call (issued in November 2008) from Queen’s Cross Parish Church in Aberdeen, to the Rev. Scott Rennie, an openly-gay minister in The Church of Scotland who is in a committed relationship with his Christian partner, David, who is a religious education teacher.”

We thank God for an inclusive church, where all are welcome!

“Jesus loves me! this I know for the Bible tells me so. All to Jesus we belong, whatever our sexual orientation! Jesus loves me! this I know for the Bible tells me so. God created every one, said “very good,” and it was done!  Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! Yes, Jesus loves me! he Bible tells me so.


By the proud Chaplain of Affirmation Scotland The Rev. Ms. Lindsay Louise Biddle,

30 Ralston Avenue Glasgow G52 3NA 0141-883-7405.


We give thanks to God for this extraordinary faithful and just decision made on May 23 by The Church of Scotland and pray for its witness to inspire the Presbyterian Church (USA) and all other communities of faith within the Christian Communion.


with gratitude and hope,



Michael J. Adee, M.Div., Ph.D., Executive Director & Field Organizer

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Su di me: Harvey Bernard Milk (22 May 1930 – 27 November 1978) was an American politician and gay rights activist, and the first openly gay city supervisor of San Francisco, California. He was, according to Time magazine, “the first openly gay man elected to any substantial political office in the history of the planet.”

As the “Mayor of Castro Street,” he was active during a time of substantial change in San Francisco politics and increasing visibility of gay and lesbian people in American society. He was assassinated in 1978, along with Mayor George Moscone, by then recently resigned city supervisor Dan White making him a LGBT community “martyr”. White’s relatively mild sentence for the murders led to the White Night Riots, and eventually the abolition of diminished capacity defense in California

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