“People everywhere deserve to live in freedom and equality. No one should face violence or discrimination for who they are or who they love,” Secretary of State John Kerry, 1-15-14, MetroWeekly Poliglot
On this day, January 17th, 1945, the evacuation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp began. You can imagine the horror I felt when I read that Nigerian police were rounding up gay men, persecuting them, arresting them, torturing them. It was all too familiar. Nigeria recently passed an anti-gay law that not only prohibits same sex marriage and LGBT organizations, but the simple getting together of a group of gay individuals.
The sad inquiry, “Oh When Will They (or We) Ever Learn? from Pete Seeger’s song, Where Have All the Flowers Gone laments through my heart.