Sudan's First LGBT Rights Organization?

Published: January 24, 2010

Sudan’s First LGBT Rights Organization?

Throughout 2009, the Sudanese blogosphere has been in slumber mode. However, many previously inactive bloggers are blogging again along with new ones that have arrived on the scene recently.

But that’s not all. Sudanese blogger, Kizzie wrote about the website launched by Freedom Sudan, The Sudanese LGBT Association.

 "Freedom Sudan is the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) organization in Sudan. Our organization has been formed in December 2006. Our status is illegal. Homosexual behavior is illegal in Sudan and homosexuals facing the death penalty. That’s why our organization was formed in secret and all our activities are carried out secretly, hoping that one day we will get accepted in our communities and even in our families, and hope that we can be FREE to be the way we are. Freedom Sudan is an organization run by volunteers only.

    Our main goals are:

        * Recognition of homosexuality in Sudan.
        * Social acceptance of homosexuality and acceptance of the rights of homosexuals in Sudan.
        * Abrogation of the death penalty for homosexuals (Articles 148,151, 316 and 318).
        * Work together with other LGBT organizations in the world for a better LGBT rights."

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