Anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families to gather this week

Police say raid on alleged gay sex party not related to LGBT issues

South Korean soldier convicted in military gay witch-hunt

 

Each year, anti-LGBT hate group World Congress of Families holds a major annual summit, in addition to smaller regional gatherings.

 

The summit often attracts around three thousand people, and it’s held in major cities around the world.

 

This year, the eleventh annual gathering is slated for May 25 through 28 (with WCF events scheduled May 26 and 27) for Budapest, Hungary with the theme “Building Family-Friendly Nations: Making Families Strong Again,” and already the speakers’ list is shaping up as a who’s who on the anti-LGBT and anti-choice Christian Right.

 

The group has deep ties to Russia and may have played a role in the passage of Russia’s anti-LGBT laws.

 

Last year, WCF met in Tbilisi, Georgia, where speakers engaged in conspiracy theories about abortion, “cultural Marxism” and “gender ideology” and linked LGBT people to pedophilia.

 

Eastern Europe has become a flashpoint in the battles over LGBT equality between Russia and western countries, as countries that have long been homophobic grapple with changing attitudes toward LGBT people and the progressive stances of the European Union — of which some Eastern European states are members.

 

https://www.splcenter.org/hatewatch/2017/05/22/anti-lgbt-hate-group-world-congress-families-gather-week-budapest

 

Police say raid on alleged gay sex party not related to LGBT issues

 

The National Police have said a raid conducted by the North Jakarta Police on an alleged gay sex party at a gym in Kelapa Gading, North Jakarta, on Sunday, during which they arrested 141 men, has nothing to do with lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) related issues.

 

The raid was conducted primarily on concerns about indecency, they said.

 

National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Rikwanto told journalists on Tuesday that “Anyone exhibiting ‘pornography actions’ will be arrested,” and “The fact that those arrested are gay males is a coincidence.”

 

The arrests came in the spotlight after photographs of the arrested men, who were all naked, were leaked and went viral on social media on Monday.

 

Rikwanto further said the police were the investigating organizers of the event to see whether they had organized similar events in the past.

 

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/05/23/raid-on-alleged-gay-sex-party-not-related-to-lgbt-issues-police.html

 

South Korean soldier convicted in military gay witch-hunt

 

A South Korean soldier, whose identity remains anonymous, was given a six month prison sentence suspended for one year at a military trial on Wednesday for having a same-sex relationship.

 

The soldier fell down when the judgment was delivered and was taken to hospital.

 

The soldier was charged under the country’s military law that prohibits military personnel from engaging in same-sex consensual sexual activity.

 

He is now suspended from duty and risks being discharged from the army.

 

Amnesty International said South Korea’s military must immediately end a bigoted hunt to root out gay personnel.

 

https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2017/05/south-korea-soldier-convicted-in-outrageous-military-gay-witch-hunt/

 

 

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