The administration of President Donald trump intends to end the criminalization of homosexuality in dozens of countries where it is still illegal.
Sources of the TV channel NBC News, the U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell (the highest-ranking gay in the administration, who does not hide their orientation) will lead this campaign. It will start on February 20 in Berlin. Grenell wants to plan a decriminalization in those parts of the world which still prohibit homosexuality. This is the middle East, Africa and the Caribbean.
“This is due to the fact that in the XXI century about 70 countries continue to pass laws that criminalizing LGBT status or actions of such people“, – said the channel official.
The plan is likely to include cooperation with States that had decriminalized homosexuality, with the United Nations, the European Union and the Organization for security and cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The insider NBC News reported that the campaign was a reaction to the execution of a young man in Iran. He was hanged because he was a homosexual.
According to the report of the International Association of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex persons in 2017, homosexuality is still kriminalisiert 72 countries, including eight practice the death penalty as punishment.
USA.One asked the opinion on this Rusa LGBT co-Director and founder of Brighton beach-the Pride of Alexei Gorshkov:
“I believe it is nothing more than a politically motivated move, not having a real concern about the fate of LGBT people. The administration did nothing to save them from genocide in Chechnya, what is happening in real time. In addition, in the country supported religious anti-LGBT groups. It is the policy of double standards. Also, the presidential administration considers Iran to be its enemy, it is another tool to enhance the conflict“.
In 2015, during the presidency of Barack Obama, gay marriage allowed in all U.S. States. During the election campaign, Donald trump expressed an ambiguous position on many issues related to the LGBT community. But he became the first Republican nominee, who mentioned about their rights in his speech at the Republican national Convention.
In November last year, the administration of President trump made the scandalous statement that it may ban US citizens to change the gender established at their birth genitals.
The administration of the trump launches global campaign to end the criminalization of homosexuality updated: February 20, 2019 author: Katerina Moskalets