EMERGENCY IN AFGHANISTAN - YOUR HELP NEEDED
IF YOU DO NOTHING - IF YOU IGNORE - IF YOU SHUT YOURSELF AWAY FROM THE WORLD - THE GAY WORLD THAT IS IN DISTRESS AND IN NEED OF HELP, THEN YOU ARE NOT A VERY NICE PERSON - ARE YOU ?
My name is M.*, and my friend's name is R.* We are emailing you from Kabul, Afghanistan.
We are Afghan and gay, and we live in fear and danger. Ever since the Taliban took over our homeland, life has become like a prison for both of us. Threats of death by stoning and abuse of LGBT+ people have become much greater than before. We are in a very dangerous situation. We are afraid, and we may die. But there is hope. An LGBT+ organization called ILGA Asia has the means to get emergency resources to people like us, while we await resettlement. And they're partnering with All Out to try and raise the funds to do it.
Your gift today will pay for food, shelter, medication, and other emergency resources for at least the next month for 29 LGBT+ people – including us – trapped here in Afghanistan and waiting for safe passage to another country.
Before hearing about the work that ILGA Asia is doing, we had no hope of survival. But they're also working with international partners to ultimately get LGBT+ people like us safely relocated.
One day, we could live a life free of constant fear and danger. In the meantime, many of us are too afraid to even leave the house.
Under the Taliban rule, we both should be punished by death. On top of that, we fear that if our families know about us, they will kill us because of their faith. We have both already suffered abuse and beatings.
This is our last resort. If we don't get urgent help, we will be killed. Please, donate and help us stay safe today.
Thanks for going All Out,
M. and R.
John Bellamy Comments:
If all you do is see the world through your own eyes and ignore anyone and everyone else's plight, and do nothing, say nothing, or offer nothing, then you are somewhat thoughtless. It takes so little to show care and attention. It takes so little to be aware and compassionate. It takes so little to share your freedoms with those less well off and It takes so little for you to be a decent, caring human being and one who shows solidarity with gay men around the world who do not have things as easy and as comfortable as you do, and ignoring others and just being self centred - means you will grow old and alone as others pull away as you do not deserve friendship when you have ignored the plight of others.
Come on guys, do the decent thing. You choose. DONATE HERE