Josef Stalin would be proud of Uzbekistan’s zealous homophobia. They’re one of the only two post-Soviet nations which still enforce his fierce laws against the gays, the dykes and other various sexual deviants.
They’re so hardcore, in fact, that they’re taking aim at health conscious non-profit, Population Services International, which they accuse of working for the sinister, omnipresent homosexual agenda.
The organization’s website describes itself thus:
[We harness] harnesses the vitality of the private sector to address the health problems of low-income and vulnerable populations in more than 60 developing countries. With programs in malaria, reproductive health, child survival and HIV, PSI promotes products, services and healthy behavior that enable low-income and vulnerable people to lead healthier lives.
Among its missions in Uzbekistan, PSI helps educate people on safe sex. And, as such, comes into contact with gays.
The government, however, claims they’ve got far more sinister motives, “PSI is especially famous for its projects universally asserting interests of persons with unorthodox sexual orientation.” This, of course, goes against official’s alleged habit of identifying gays and then exhorting them.
Now, the government’s looking to give the organization the boot unless they refile some inane papers and register their office. If they don’t comply, they’re totally out – a clever excuse, don’t you agree?