Was Satire; Iraqi LGBT Reacts
April Fools Day came twice this year. Yesterday, I posted a parody of a condemnation from Rea Carey, the leader of NGLTF, a group that once gave a damn about Iraq.
Check out this 2003 Metro Weekly story about the group taking a stand against invading Iraq, and dig that headline, The Task Force Breaks Its Silence on Iraq, then listen to the deadly silence of the group today regarding the pogrom targeting gays for death in Baghdad.
My intention was to force the leaders at NGLTF to crank up their p.r. machine and denounce my satire, and, in the process, finally say words of protest about the killing of gays by gluing their anuses, then inducing death via potent laxatives. Even the parody didn't end their silence.
I wrote to Ali Hili, the leader of Iraqi LGBT, an exile group based in London operating a shoe-string underground railroad of escape and support, to get his reaction to the satire:
Michael,What can we do, some people's hearts turned into stones as if the suffer and the lost of lives in the world doesn't mean anything to them anymore.
It is a bad sign that no one is doing anything to help us at these very hard and lonely times.
We still have hopes that someone will react and something will comes up to stop this blood shades.
If his words don't break your queer heart that aches for justice for all Iraqis and the gays of Iraq, then you need a new heart.
I also received this complaint:
That's once smart queen with a fabulous suggestion.
This would be more effective satire if you had NGLTF issue a release explaining why they were reluctant to interfere in this problem, offering lame excuses why they are too busy at home on other issues and then list some non-pressing gay issues.
Just one queen's suggestion.
To be honest, I thought many people would know the statement wasn't real because I said it was being circulated by Hans Scholl of the White Rose group. Scholl was executed by the Nazis for resisting their evil, as were all members of the White Rose.
However, there were also a few sites that believed the NGLTF was actually taking a principled stand on the Iraqi gay murders:
A statement just issued by Task Force executive director Rea Carey reads in part
: ... brutal and inhumane murders being perpetrated on LGBT people in Iraq. ...
joemygod.blogspot.com/2009/04/task-force-takes-on-iraq-abuses.html - 22 hours ago - Similar pages -
Task Force Takes On Iraq Abuses. Posted by: blogger ... A statement just issued by Task Force executive director Rea Carey reads in part: ...
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4 posts - 3 authors - Last post: 17 hours agoNGLTF Condemns Gay 'Glued Anus' Deaths in Iraq; Donates to Exile Group. ... Statement by Rea Carey, Executive Director of NGLTF ...
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NGLTF responds to Iraqi gay executions
For gay Iraqis, their pogrom continues, as does the "good German, good gay" silence of not just NLGTF, but all of Gay Inc in America.