dear all members of ahwaa.org,
i have always known that there are people within the kurdish community who are homophobic and cannot tolerate other sexual orientations than heterosexuality.
but i never fully understood that kurdish activists who fight for freedom could be homophobic too. it makes no sense to me.
kurdish activists say they fight for freedom and for human rights but how can that be when they are part of the oppression of the LGBT community?
i wrote an article about this matter on mideastyouth. you can read it here: http://www.mideastyouth.com/2012/04/06/the-kurd-an-oppressor-of-kurdistan/
i am a kurd and oppressed in turkey, iran and syria. but those who are kurd AND gay must suffer more than heterosexuals. they are not only discriminated against based on ethnicity but also on sexual orientation and that is horrible!
from now on, when kurdish activists say they fight for freedom, i will ask them if they fight for gay rights too.
i want to shed light on the double standards among kurdish activists, so if you are a kurd and part of the LGBT community, i would be glad to hear about your experiences.
i support you! people who does not tolerate the LGBT community are ignorant people. .