Gays From Poor Countries Meet World Bank President To Discuss Discrimination


Gay leaders from developing countries held a private meeting Friday with World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to discuss the discrimination they face in their countries.

Six weeks after the bank put a hold on a $90 million loan to Uganda due to its harsh anti-gay laws, Kim held talks with 15 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) leaders on mistreatment they suffer due to their sexual orientation.

It was the first meeting of its kind to take place during the high-profile shareholders meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington.

But it was held in private “to protect the identities of several of the activists who feared reprisals in their home countries,” the bank said.

“We are very encouraged to see that the World Bank Group stands ready to listen to the voices of marginalized communities, in particular sexual minorities,” the group said in a joint statement.

They urged the bank to put more efforts into studying the links between poverty, sexual orientation and gender identity, and to make sure its projects do not add to the difficulties of women and sexual minorities.

In February, the bank stalled a loan to Uganda to help it develop its health care system after the government put in place one of the world’s toughest anti-gay laws.

The government accused the World Bank of blackmail, but refused to bend to pressure.

After the meeting Friday Kim praised the activists for “courage in speaking up on behalf of others in vulnerable situations in their countries, and for pressing home the point that discrimination against any group is unacceptable.” [AFP]


  1. Even God himself forbids such act and warned that any of one who indulges in it must be put to death and if you don’t speak to rebuke such he will set his face against you and your family. Why are you promoting evil and opposing God’s commandment. Our people say that when evil stays up to a year it becomes a traditional. Please don’t tempt God because you can not stand his anger. Read the book of leviticus (18,19 and 20) to see how to avert this evil thank you

  2. The world is comeing at an end.the world bank also victim,have no right.the only right they have is to die because they deserve death.God create man and woman and call them a single bein.agents from the kindom of hell now want to change the beautiful things God have made together.what is it in ur fellow man that will attract him to you?what is the meaning of life man to man?what is the world of gay if not forbiden act?i pray may God anger full upon them.Amen.may there generation on earth be in a great soffering of their deeds.sons of darkness minde what you will say puplicly.

  3. Anna, i don’t think God care any longer. At least he never dared to stop Hitler from killing 6 million jews during d holocust which is a more serious thing compared to gayism/lesbianism