Petition to Representative Joseph M. McNamara, Senator Joshua Miller, Dominick J. Ruggerio, Nicholas Mattiello
Ban Conversion Therapy In Rhode Island
"Conversion Therapy" falsely proposes to change one’s sexual orientation, gender identity, or expression. The practice is both harmful and discredited, but due to continuing prejudice towards LGBTQ people, some continue to practice conversion therapy . . . even in Rhode Island. Youth do not have the power to refuse the treatment. It is forced on young people who are often already made vulnerable by societal prejudice and religious beliefs that tell them they need to be fixed instead of loved. Rhode Island is currently considering legislation to ban conversion therapy for minors: House bill # H5277 and Senate bill # S267. These bills need public pressure to get them to a vote. Sign the petition and spread the word to make change for our community!
Petition to Jay Inslee, Jan Angel, Sherry Appleton, barbara bailey, Andrew Barkis, Michael Baumgartner, Randi Becker, Steve Bergquist
Outlaw Conversion Therapy in Washington State
Currently, only the states of California, Oregon, New Jersey, Illinois, and Vermont outlaw the practice of conversion therapy. In conversion therapy, LGBT+ people encouraged to "cure" their sexualities or gender identities, often by extremely harmful means. After conversion therapy, subjects often have heightened risks of depression and suicide. This is also a practice that produces results infrequently, making for a scarring process to no avail. As a state that has headed LGBT+ rights, most notably in the race for marriage equality, it is Washington's role to take charge and ban this damaging process. LGBT+ people cannot feel safe in this state until this practice is fully out of the question, and legislature is needed to ensure this safety.
Petition to Stewart Greenleaf, Pennsylvania State House, Pennsylvania State Senate, Pennsylvania Governor
Change PA Hate Crime Law to include Sexual Orientation
In Pennsylvania, LGBT community members are not legally protected by state law because sexual orientation isn’t included under its hate crime definition. My petition seeks to change that. On the evening of September 11 in Center City Philadelphia, two of my good friends were viciously attacked by a group of 15 boys and girls because they are gay. After asking the two young men if they were a couple, the group assaulted and robbed them while repeatedly calling them "dirty f*ggots." One of my friends was beaten so badly that police initially thought he was dead from a gunshot wound- due to his unconscious state and the amount of blood coming from his head. This gap in legislative protection is a gross failure to protect and serve people like my friends who were savagely attacked PRIMARILY FOR THEIR SEXUAL ORIENTATION. My friends are traumatized but not defeated. They never want this to happen to anyone again. And I won’t standby so I am demanding that the Pennsylvania state legislators act now to pass a law for a hate crime to include sexual orientation in its definition. According to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, a hate crime “is an act motivated by prejudice or bias. To be a hate crime, the act must be criminal - not a mere expression of an intolerant opinion.” Given the initial “Is that your f*cking boyfriend?” question and the constant use of anti-gay slurs during the attack, there can be no doubt that the motivation in this case was prejudice based on sexual orientation. Now it’s time for the state to get its act together. Despite three years of trying to make this change, legislators haven’t been able to get it done. Bills are pending in the state House and Senate, but no action has been taken. Today is the day that we get our state leaders to pass this law. Please sign my petition and help to get this critical law passed immediately. #LeaveYourHateAtHomeItsHideous
Petition to Justin Trudeau
Urgent Action: Asylum for at Risk LGBTQ Irakowze
Irakowze* suffered long nights of searing hunger pains, and sexual exploitation, after he was kicked out of his home at the age of sixteen, when his father found out that he was gay. He managed to survive the streets of Kampala, following his dream and landing himself at the pinnacle of Africa's fashion industry as a stylist, an amazing feat for a nineteen-year-old. The nightmare he thought was behind him, caught up with him when he was "outed" by Uganda's notoriously homophobic publication, the Red Pepper. Walking home one day, not knowing that his Facebook pictures had been illegally published,he found himself in the midst of an angry crowd in a busy Kampala market. Irakowke quickly made a detour down a seemingly deserted street, not knowing the people trailing behind were following. Suddenly, he was grabbed from behind, and the group of men took turns brutally beating him. The last thing he remembers, before being knocked unconscious, was one man reaching for his wallet, while another man whispered in his ear, “Tumanyi awosura Gwe musiyazi—We know where you stay now, homosexual.” The attacks didn't end in the market. He was hunted down even when he fled Kampala, located, and assaulted so violently that he barely escaped with his life. He had no choice but to return to Kampala, where men would wait outside the home in which he was staying waiting for him to leave. His phone would go off day and night with menacing threats, “You’re dead homosexual.” One morning he fled to a friend’s home, and since arriving, has never been out in the light of day or in open space. Irakowe has no freedom of movement, or association, putting all civil, political, and economic human rights beyond his reach. Worse, the family housing Irakowze will soon be leaving Uganda.This move will put him on the streets, where imminent violence, and possible murder, awaits. Irakowze cannot access any police protection as being identified as a homosexual in Uganda is punishable by imprisonment. In recognition of the collective violations to the human rights of Irakowze, we the undersigned, implore the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and the Parliament of Canada, on behalf of Pride Uganda Still Stands, Price of Silence, activists, and citizens of Canada and around the world, to intervene in this life and death situation, and grant asylum to Irakowze under the Convention Relating to the Status of Refugees and the Convention against Torture. In Canada, Irakowze has a circle of friends, some of whom have faced violence abroad because of their sexual orientation, who will give him the emotional support he needs, assist with his transition to Canada, and connect him with resources.We ask that the government of Canada intervene and grant asylum to Irakowze so that he can live his potential protecting the inherent dignity of the human rights of the LGBTQIA+ peoples facing persecution for their identities. *Price of Silence & Pride Uganda Still Stand: Irakowe is not his real name. His real name cannot be disclosed publicly for safety and security reasons.
Petition to Glenn McConnell
Support Trans Professor Targeted by Slander and Terroristic Threats
Rachel McKinnon is currently undergoing her fourth slanderous attack for being a trans professor. The most recent attack started when she posted a YouTube video stating she loved her mother, and thanking her mother for the love she received. She also expressed her concern and willingness to be there for people in need of support. In response, a group of bigoted bloggers started a campaign whose followers have been slandering her with claims that she is a pedophile, a homophobe, a misogynist, and a threat to students. They have called for her to be fired, and have threatened to release contact details to a wide audience to promote violence against her person. These threats and intimidation are aimed at silencing people who care about basic human dignity and respect for all people. Since the attack has centered on the College of Charleston's social media, we ask that the administration responds through social media. Yet, don't take my word for how unfair this attack has been. Instead, watch the video that has generated such vile treatment of Rachel.
Petition to Lgbtapparelinc@gmail.com
Condemn the caning of 2 gay Indonesian men
A Sharia court in Indonesia's Aceh province has sentenced two men to be caned in public for having gay sex. The men were found guilty of violating strict Islamic laws in conservative Aceh and will receive 85 lashes each. The pair, aged 20 and 23, were found in bed together by vigilantes in March. They have not been identified. (Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-39945651 We wish to collect 10,000 signatures ASAP to forward on to prevent this atrocious punishment.
Petition to Alex Jones
ThE wOrLd Is FlAt!!!!!
Petition to The President of South Korea, Changjae Lee
Same-Sex Marriage and equality in South Korea.
(성적 소수자)와 주한 외국인의 차별없는 동등한 권리 보장
The Petition will be sent to the President of South Korea and the Minister of Justice. 한국은 한국사회에서 중요하게 다뤄지지 않고 흔히 무시당하는 LGBT 공동체(성적 소수자들)를 보호할 필요가 있다. KOREA is currently facing disturbing treatment of the LGBT Community. The LGBT community is growing and pay taxes, they should therefore have equal rights. Korea needs to protect the LGBT community which often is left on the side, ignored and swept under the carpet. Events in 2017 https://koreaexpose.com/tag/lgbt/ https://koreaexpose.com/gay-blacklist-south-korea-army/ http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/04/17/South-Korea-military-accused-of-using-dating-app-to-trap-gay-soldiers/7881492448674/ (http://thediplomat.com/2016/01/south-korea-a-flawed-democracy/) Recent Gay Pride festivals have faced many problems in Korea due to problems with the Police and radical extremists. Interestingly Pride 2017 has the same experience! (https://www.hrw.org/news/2015/07/21/letter-government-south-korea-human-rights-and-comprehensive-sexuality-education and http://thekimchiqueen.blogspot.kr/2015/07/private-and-public-attacks-on-queer.html ) For supporters who want to contact the President directly: The Next President can be contacted at: Cheongwadae, Sejong-ro No. 1, Jongno-gu, Seoul 110-820, Republic of KoreaSend message: http://english.president.go.kr/common/email.phpE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com Alternatively: The Minister of Justice can be found https://www.moj.go.kr/HP/ENG/about/eng_0401.jsp Building #1, Government Complex-Gwacheon, 47, Gwanmun-ro, Gwacheon-si, Gyeongi-do, 13809 Republic of Korea. TEL: +82-2-2110-3000 E-Mail:firstname.lastname@example.org Key words: LGBT, Same-Sex, Freedom, South Korea, Korea, Seoul, Busan, Incheon, Daejeon, equality.