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Bruce Vilanch Joins Campaign Urging U.N. Push For Decriminalization Of Gay Sex

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Farmington,MI,USA

The International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) organization has launched a major campaign to push for a United Nations resolution urging the 77 countries that ban gay sex to legalize it.

IDAHO founder Louis-Georges Tin has garnered support from hundreds of celebrities, politicians, writers, intellectuals and nongovernmental organizations.

“With more than 70 countries in the world still making homosexuality a crime by law — and punishable by death in 12 of them — this is a legal scandal which the petition for a proposed U.N. resolution decriminalizing homosexuality gives people a concrete way to fight,” Tin said.

Among the signatories to IDAHO’s U.N. petition are South African Nobel Peace Prize winner Bishop Desmond Tutu, Italian Nobel Prize winner in literature Dario Fo, Portuguese Nobel Prize winner in literature JosŽ Saramago, Austrian Nobel Prize winner in literature Elfriede Jelinek and Indian Nobel Prize winner in economics Amartya Sen.

Other well-known signatories include entertainment figures Bernardo Bertolucci, David Bowie, Elton John, Cyndi Lauper, Judith Light, Mike Nichols, Edward Norton, Meryl Streep, Lily Tomlin and Bruce Vilanch; and writers Edward Albee, Noam Chomsky, Michael Cunningham, Larry Kramer, Tony Kushner, Salman Rushdie, Tom Stoppard, Gore Vidal and Edmund White.

Political signatories include former European Commission President Jacques Delors, former French prime ministers Michel Rocard and Laurent Fabius, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Thomas Hammerberg, and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delano‘.

The petition, “For a Universal Decriminalisation of Homosexuality”, says, in part: “We ask the United Nations to request a universal abolition of the so-called ‘crime of homosexuality,’ of all ‘sodomy laws,’ and laws against so-called ‘unnatural acts’ in all the countries where they still exist.”

For more information, visit www.idahomophobia.org.