Thursday, August 03, 2006

Gay City News: Ongoing debate about hanging of Iranian youth

Today's issue of Gay City News continues to report on the ongoing fissures among activists regarding the hanging last year of two Iranian youths possibly for being gay. It's a fascinating if painful debate that only seems to widen as the days go by. The related articles are as follows:
We had previously written about this when an as of then internal debate on the hangings broke out publicly and after we attended an event at the LGBT Center put together by Human Rights Watch and IGLHRC, among others, on the same day that public demonstrations were happening elsewhere in New York and the world.


Anonymous said...

I am so sick and tired of Scott Long's homophobic crusade. Human Rights Watch needs to replace him with someone who cares about the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people.

His smear campaign against queer activists has severely undermined the credibility of Human Rights Watch. His use of Karl Rove-style slash and burn tactics is reprehensible.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for continuing to cover this important story, Andres.

Anonymous said...

homophobic crusade? smear campaign? Karl Rove? This is ridiculous. Scott Long has been attacked on listserves as a terrorist, friend of fundamentalist Islam, and ally of Hezbollah--all for having raised doubts about Doug Ireland's and Peter Tatchell's hysterical reporting.

Also in ten years of fighting for gay rights on the ground in places like Zimbabwe, Egypt, and Romania, I'll bet Scott Long has done more for the human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people than you have, libhom. Not to mention most of the other armchair activists who are attacking him.