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Tel Aviv to create monument honoring gay victims of the Holocaust

Tel Aviv to create monument honoring gay victims of the Holocaust

Tel Aviv has announced plans to create a monument to gay victims of the Holocaust, marking the first such memorial in Israel.

The monument will be a pink triangle encased in a larger triangular structure. It is intended to commemorate the estimated 50,000 gay men who were convicted under Nazi anti-gay laws. Nearly 10,000 of those convicted were executed.

Israel's cultural capital has built a reputation for its tolerance and has become an oasis for the LGBT community in the Middle East.

Here in the United States, the trial of evangelist Scott Lively will move forward.  Raw Story reports that Lively is accused of violating international law by inciting the persecution of LGBT individuals in Uganda, the nation where the notorious "Kill the Gays" bill was introduced. Lively denies that he had anything to do with the "Kill the Gays" legislation.  The lawsuit was filed by the Center for Constitutional Rights on behalf of Sexual Minorities of Uganda in 2012.  As God Discussion reported earlier with respect to this case, Lively is the author of a book called "The Pink Swastika."  He has been characterized as a Holocaust denier and a proponent of the myth that gay Nazis helped inspire the Holocaust.


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