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The Pink Triangle has been installed atop Twin Peaks in San Francisco. for each Pride weekend since 1996, as a visible yet mute reminder of man's inhumanity to man. It is almost 200 feet across, nearly an acre in size, and can be seen for 20 miles.
But why is it on top of Twin Peaks?
UGANDA: Bishop Senyanjo spoke at the Pink Triangle ceremony in 2012 about pending legislation in their parliament which not only discriminates against gays, but could impose the death penalty. President Museveni signed The Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014 (with life imprisonment rather than death penalty) on February 24, 2014. The Constitutional Court of Uganda ruled the law invalid due to lack of quorum. The government is appealing to the Supreme Court of Uganda.
RUSSIA: President Vladimir Putin signed a bill making the "promotion of homosexuality" a crime punishable with fines and jail terms. The law spawned even more violence toward LGBTQIs there. And the president signed a gay adoption ban, but Putin claims "there is no discrimination" in Russia.
IRAN: President Ahmadinejad famously stated "We don't have homosexuals in Iran." Yet Iran has publically hanged gays in public squares, as the heartbreaking execution images of two terrified and emotional teenagers below illustrate. Their names were Mahmoud Asgari and Ayaz Marhoni.
IRAQ: The power vacuum after the war has embolden conservatives who are not only rolling back gains previously made by LGBTs, but they are also allowing, and some say even perpetrating, heinous crimes against them. The killers aren't just executing their gay victims; they are "mutilating their bodies and torturing them," says fundamentalist Sunni cleric Sheik Mohammed al-Ghreri, who criticized the violence.
ISIS controlled areas: Islamic State (ISIS) has publicly executed men accused of homosexuality in both Iraq and Syria by not only throwing them off tall buildings, but by burning them alive or stoning them to death. Men have been blindfolded and dropped head first from the roof of a tall building in front of a large crowd of spectators, including children. The accused are often shot if they happen to survive the brutal methods.
JAMAICA: is very anti-gay & homophobic. The Jamaican government and homophobic citizens/mobs have been known to stand by and watch the suffering, beating and killing of their own people who simply happen to be gay.
COUNTRIES WHERE HOMOSEXUALITY IS ILLEGAL:
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