We are a people who have suffered great persecution in the past, and we are a people who are currently suffering great persecution in various and vast regions of the world.
We are a folk, and we are without a homeland. Even our rights are debated in countries that pride themselves of being liberal and progressive. In fundamentalist Muslim countries our people are tortured and murdered because of their identity - because of who they are.
We ask of the International community to support our efforts to establish a sovereign nation state for Gay and Lesbians that would welcome all our persecuted brethren from Iran and Saudi Arabia to China and Africa, wherever they may be.
These are fundamental human rights, and our people remain one of the most vulnerable minorities in the world today. In some societies, it is perfectly acceptable for us to be exterminated and murdered - even worse, the asylum they aspire for is rarely granted. The only solution is a nation state to protect our own.