Leftists Protest Israel-LGBT event... To Support Anti-gay Palestine?
Let me know if this makes a lick of sense to you. There was a "Creating Change" conference in Chicago to discuss LGBT issues. One of the presenters, "A Wider Bridge," is an organization that helps foster relationships between Israel and the LGBT community. You'd think an Israel-LGBT conference would be a good thing, right? That's just because you're out of touch with the LGBTQAAIP (read acronym suggestion, not satire) community, who are in turn, out of touch with reality.
Why? Because of Palestine.
Think about that for a minute.
Protesters held up signs and used chants that called Israel an apartheid state and decried Zionism. The protest came about in part after online writings by an artist known as DarkMatter, who was there, criticized the presence of AWB at Creating Change.
"We first saw that there was going to be this Israeli Zionist organization here, and as part of a coalition of multiple groups, we reached out to the Task Force and asked them to please cancel the session, and they did, and we thought, victory," DarkMatter said. "Then they brought it back with almost no explanation, and then we saw the statements from [Task Force Executive Director] Rea Carey, which we all felt were abhorrent. We think that there is no dialogue when there is an apartheid wall. We felt it was important to continue to up the pressure."
A Jan. 22 statement from Chicago-based Gay Liberation Network summarized the protesters' objections. "For several years the Israeli government has attempted to use propaganda about the freedoms some LGBTQs in that country have as a cover for their increasingly brutal rule over Palestinians, a process known as 'pinkwashing,'" the statement said.
"Because of the brutal racism of the country, mimicking South Africa under apartheid—one set of laws for Jews, another for Palestinians—most Palestinian LGBTQs don't enjoy those freedoms. Instead, they endure the anti-Palestinian racism meted out on a daily basis to gay and non-gay alike.
Most Palestinian LGBTQAAIP don't enjoy these freedoms BECAUSE MUSLIM CULTURE DEMANDS THEY BE PUT TO DEATH!
Do you know where the LGBTQAAIP (real suggested acronym here, not satire) community does not gather together for these kinds of protests?
Or Saudi Arabia.
I think you're getting my point. Wait, are you getting my point? Obviously many of you are not, or this protest wouldn't be happening. Good lord, is this real life? Okay, okay allow me to educate you with the video below. "Moderate" Islam is still really, reeeeeeeally bad for the gays. That includes everyone in the LGBTQAAIP community (real suggest acronym, not satire). Watch and learn.