Global Equality Fund for LGBT Rights: US Gives $3M to Global Equality Fund for Lesbians, Gays, Bi-Sexuals, Transgenders

The U.S. Senate has just repealed the Military code against sodomy and bestiality. Obama just announced that gay rights will be considered in U.S. foreign aid. Hillary Clinton has announced a new “global initiative” to support gay rights and has committed $3 Million to “global equality.” The good news: This should put an end to foreign aid to Muslim countries. The bad news: We still continue to allow human trafficking into the U.S. because we refuse to close our borders.

Hillary Clinton

The president issued a memorandum directing all agencies engaged abroad to make certain U.S. aid programs “promote and protect” the rights of gay people. “The struggle to end discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) persons is a global challenge, and one that is central to the United States commitment to promoting human rights,” Obama wrote in the document. “I am deeply concerned by the violence and discrimination targeting LGBT persons around the word.” Source.

This threat of “considering” foreign aid to countries which discriminate against gays, lesbians, bi-sexuals and transgenders will be interesting to watch. There is something big behind this, because, really, this should will mean that not a penny of foreign aid should go to a Muslim country. Two-thirds of all U.S. aid is earmarked for Muslim countries – all of which hate us. 

Forget same-sex marriage, and consider only same-sex “activity.” Prison is the punishment in these countries:

Algeria, Libya, Morocco, South Sudan, Sudan, Tunisia, Gambia, Guinea, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, Botswana, Western Sahara, Somaliland, Belize, Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Dominica, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kuwait, Oman, Palestinian Territories (Gaza), Qatar, Saudia Arabia, Syria, UAE, Bhutan, Brunei, Burma, Malaysia, Singapore, Turkish Republic Northern Cyprus.

Death Penalty: Mauritania, UAE, Yemen, Iran, Pakistan.

There are many other countries where homosexuality is illegal, but the penalties are not clear, so they do not show up on the lists above – Afghanistan and Egypt, for instance. Also, the information I find on U.S. foreign aid generally documents only the top recipients (here and here).

This is just a bad joke. We will give another $3 Million to the U.N. and it will do nothing to end the harshest discrimination against LGBTs. The money will probably go the U.N. Global Warming fund. Read the Hillary Clinton announcement at the United Nations in Geneva here. Thanks again to JudyW.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook

  • But no “consideration” of the human rights of Christians in countries where their churches are being burned to the ground.

    Interesting.

    • Quite Rightly, Exactly!