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UN Condemns Hatred, Violence Against Gays in Haiti

Monday Aug 19, 2013
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PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti - The United Nations mission in Haiti is condemning acts of hatred and violence aimed at homosexuals in the Caribbean nation.

The statement comes after a gay couple was recently attacked at an engagement party. People threw stones and burned cars.

More than a thousand people showed up for a demonstration last month in the capital to protest homosexuality and a proposal to legalize gay marriage in Haiti.

Gay advocacy groups say they’ve been the target of threats and harassment.

Haiti’s gay and lesbian community is small and has long kept a low-profile because of a strong social stigma that sparks fears of physical violence and loss of employment.

The U.N. issued the statement Monday.

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  • BlondieSL, 2013-08-20 05:34:17

    Ok, so let me get this right . The UN condemns Haiti, which is the right thing to do. But it isn’t condemning Russia for it’s archaic law and the violence and discrimination against Gay ppl... and so far neither is the International Olympic Commity? Did I get that right? Hmmmmm

  • Baxcel, 2013-08-20 19:04:58

    Yah u got it right Derek... im startin think people are still afraid of russia as a power an that might be the reason for the lack of action... that an the fact that russia tend to jump the gun on everything... so my best guess is there tryin walk a fine line of not angryin them... witch is bull

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