Gay rights activists looking for new recruits in Liberia

Published: January 21, 2012

Same sex campaigners in Liberia are on mass mobilization exercise to attain a five thousand mark that would qualify them to push for legitimacy in the country, sources have confirmed.

The group leaders Leroy “Ponpon” Archie and Abraham Kamara said they had already amassed about $4 million in their coffers from supporters abroad.

While Liberian Constitution criminalises gay and lesbian activities, the duo have vowed that they will not bow to any pressure until the ‘Movement in Defence of Gay and Lesbian Rights’ is legally recognized in the West African nation.

They added that they would use the available funds to attain the required number of signatures to petition Liberian legislators to pass Gay Rights Bill.

The move has however sparked widespread condemnation from Liberians including some members of the country’s bi-cameral legislature.

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