JVP parliamentarian Nalinda Jayathissa MP has, in an interview stated: “I am totally against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual [sic] (LGBT) rights. This is not the need of the human being. We need a future generation. Scientific experiments reveal that this kind of emotions come out due to stress. When people go through stressful periods or are in such environments, unnatural feelings come out. For example, we do not see this behaviour when they are living in the wild. However, if they are caged, we would see this behaviour. I believe in marriage between man and woman. Same sex marriage is unnatural. It is against the evolution of the human being”. (full article can be viewed via the Colombo Telegraph)
Is this really the stance of the Janatha Vimukthi Permuna a leftist party fighting for equality for all citizens of Sri Lanka? EQUALGROUND strongly condemns the statements made by Nalinda Jayathissa MP and has written to the JVP to explain their stance on these unacceptable comments and the rights of the LGBTIQ community of Sri Lanka to live as equal citizens of this country.
EQUALGROUND is proud to present its first annual Mini Youth Camp!
Encouraging youth to be the agents of change, the mini Youth Camp aims to integrate LGBTIQ and other youth to embrace the principles of human rights and diversity and come together in peace and harmony for a better tomorrow in Sri Lanka!
In time for Colombo PRIDE 2015, EQUALGROUND has produced a totally homegrown composition Nothing but Pride a Music video filmed entirely on location in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Currently celebrating Colombo PRIDE 2015 the music video debuted to a packed audience last night (19th July) at the Goethe Institute in Colombo.
Written by EQUALGROUND’s Executive Director Rosanna Flamer-Caldera, the song means to capture the essence of PRIDE, encouraging the LGBTIQ community top stand tall and Proud!
“I believe we need an anthem, a lively gay song to harness our Pride and feel good about ourselves. And I hope it catches on and is played around the world at pride celebrations and everywhere!” said Rosanna when asked about why she wrote the song.