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Tajikistan Authorities Made A List of Gay and Lesbian Citizens

A list of 367 allegedly gay citizens has been drawn up by authorities in the country of Tajikistan and are saying they will put these people through testing in order to prevent “the spread of sexually-transmitted diseases.”

This news comes from Zakonnost, a newspaper published by the country’s state prosecutor, who says the list was made after researching the LGBTQ community there.

The paper says the list consists of the names of 319 men and 48 women. In addition, there were no transgender people included, just assumed gay men and lesbian women.

In addition, it was included that these people will be “put on a register due to their vulnerability in society and for their safety and to prevent the transmission of sexually-transmitted diseases.”

What the paper didn’t say was what kind of “checks” will be executed in order to do this.

Keep in mind, being gay is not an illegal offense in the central Asian country, though there is still a stigma to it.

This is just another show of an anti-gay push by conservative parties in multiple countries. For instance, Chechnya has been reported to be turning up it’s gay purge again. Also, Egypt is currently dealing with an anti-gay crackdown despite gay apps trying to intervene.

h/t: The Guardian

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Islam, again. And gays STILL hide from admitting Islam is the biggest danger to the gay future. 

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Christians treat gays much worse in the USA than Muslims.  Perhaps you should consider religion in general as the true source of evil, and not any particular one.

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So far, in the U.S., Muslims (who make up a smidgeon of the population) have already tried to mass murder gays five times.  The Pulse massacre was the only one that wasn't stopped. Yet you want MORE Muslims in the U.S. ? Self-hating, much ? (Your trying to list it as "religion" in general is just being cowardly. The main homophobic threat in the world is not Christianity, atheism, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Wiccan, Paganism, Shinto or anything BUT Islam). 

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Get your facts straight:  https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/american-muslims-are-now-more-accepting-of-homosexuality-than-white-evangelicals_us_597f3d8de4b02a4ebb76ea3d

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Yea, sure. The largest religion in the U.S. is Christianity yet we have gay marriage here. Stop your fantasizing. And the Pulse massacre was committed by a......who ?

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Islam, again.

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