Peter Tatchell, an ambitious gay rights activist, has called upon the United Nations to end international criminalization of same-sex relations. As the world body comes together for the General Assembly, Tatchell beseeches them to practice what they preach.
He tells Pink News UK reports:
…Currently 80 member states of the UN have total prohibition of same sex relationships, with penalties ranging from a few years in prison, to life imprisonment and even execution. [persecution is a] hangover from medievalism which has no place in any country in the twenty first century.
Yeah, the worst fucking hangover in history.
We’re all about Tatchell’s efforts, but I think we can all agree that the UN isn’t the most effective of organizations. Also, with today’s coup in Thailand and that fucking mess in Iraq, they may be a little busy.