Aug 3, 2011

#BDS: Major BDS victory as int’l queer youth group withdraws meeting from #Israel

"IGLYO, the International Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer Youth and Student Organization, recently announced its decision to withdraw its General Assemblyfrom Israel, citing “much debate on the proposed location of the GA by IGLYO Member Organisations and also by LGBTQ and human rights allies.”
Their announcement followed direct action by Palestinian Queer groups and solidarity activists who launched the “IGLYO Out of Israel!” campaign in early June. In an online statement on 29 July, Palestinian Queers for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (PQBDS) wrote, “We take this opportunity to salute IGLYO Member and Associate Organizations who took a principled and moral stand in support of our rights and heeded our calls.”
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