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by Theodor Herzl
by Jeff Koslik
Great progresses were
achieved by the efforts of gay rights activists groups like ILGA,
including gay marriage or civil partnership in liberal countries. We
recognize these efforts of the numerous international and local gay and
lesbian organizations, but we also strongly believe that this approach
does not offer a relief for the GLBT people suffering the worst
discrimination in large parts of this world. May in some countries the
life for heterosexuals be difficult and full of hardship, the life of
homosexuals is much harder. For so many there is only one way to escape
from the tyrany: to fleed to a country with a bearable legislation. Non of
the leading liberal countries offer a free immigration right for
persecuted gay and lesbian people, and a single man or a woman can make
very little to change the pace of history.
An additional increase of self-consciousness of the GLBT-community is expected when gay and lesbian people would understand themselves as a "folk" with own cultural identity and traditions, a nation indeed.
Our association dedicates itself also to the promotion of the cultural, economic and political development of the GLBT-community, and aims to improve the reputation and protection of its nationals in the world.
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