Brushes, Hammers, Paste and Nails
Tired of global abuses against LGBT people?
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In the Fall of 2013 this page was begun as a way of expressing solidarity with
the LGBT People of Russia. The SOCHI 2014 Olympics are over but unfortunately international oppression of LGBT folks remains prevalent. The impetus to encourage others to fight such oppression has been building for quite some time. Recently I came across an email I sent to IGLHRC, The International Gay & Lesbian Human Rights Campaign, http://iglhrc.org/ in regards to a case against Tionge Chimbalanga Kachepa and Steven Monjeza Soko , two men in Africa.
Sent: Sunday, May 23, 2010 11:27 AM
Cc: email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: For Tionge Chimbalanga Kachepa and Steven Monjeza Soko
In 2007 I released a Google video, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" documenting the international laws against homosexuality. Three years later I wrote this essay as a different take on the same subject matter as a way of sharing in the International Day Against Homophobia, May 17, 2010.
(Please consider reading and perhaps sharing.)
(The link to the 2007 Video, "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" now on YouTube can be found here: http://youtu.be/9twPWRsuQ8I with the following statement:
"But what can one person do?," is a question so many of us ask ourselves when faced with atrocities in the world. The artist, Stephen Mead, is no exception, and with this film he attempts giving witness to some of those atrocities, attempts to give them a voice. Woven like a thread of hope amid images of torture and hate crimes victims, are digitally re-conceived reels of whirling dervishes and Buddhist monks. The message of the film is stark, but also one which recognizes what solace is in the words: keeping faith.)
Pre-internet days I recall writing Letters for Prisoners of Conscience given via Amnesty International, http://www.amnesty.org/ , and organization as vital as ever.
So, please send or re-post a postcard. It only take a few minutes and shows others around the world they have not been forgotten. It is important to bear witness, to be aware, and hopefully one day a web page such as this can be viewed as an historical artifact since all citizens of this planet will ultimately have evolved to take care of one another and the earth.