Thursday, May 17, 2012

Fiji's homophobic regime

Fiji's military regime has cancelled a gay rights march:

Meanwhile, the march through city streets planned for tonight to mark support for gays, lesbians and transgendered, has been cancelled.

The early evening march had a permit, allowing it to proceed from the Flea Market to Ratu Sukuna Park.

According to organisers, the Fiji Police Force cancelled the permit, saying quote…“we didn’t realise that this was a march for gays and les” unquote.

Organisers also say that according to police, they had received a directive from the Ministry of Defence to cancel the march.

So, Fiji's military doesn't like gays. Why am I not surprised?