LGBTI global news 24-7

Pope Francis named as motivation for gay bashing in Argentina

‘We can’t have Argentine faggots when there’s an Argentine pope’ claim attackers
A gay couple in Argentina was allegedly attacked because 'with an Argentine pope, we can't have gay Argentines'.

A gay couple in Argentina was allegedly attacked in the name of Pope Francis.

A group of people reportedly approached Pedro Robledo and his partner Agustín Sargiotto at a party saying ‘you are an embarrassment to the Argentine pope’ and ‘homosexuality is a sin’, according to news website El Diario.

In an interview with INFOnews, Robledo said: ‘A kid told me we had to leave because we were in a Catholic household, and we couldn’t have Argentine faggots when there’s an Argentine pope’.

Robledo claims he and his partner were approached and subsequently attacked because they were kissing at the 23 March party.

The couple reported the incident with local authorities after Robeldo was released from the hospital for his injuries sustained at the party.

Robledo identified one attacker as Juan Iganzio Amenábar.

Esteban Paulón, president of the Argentine LGBT Federation (FALGBT), the country’s leading gay and lesbian rights organization, released a statement saying: 'It is striking that the perpetrators invoked the Pope when they attacked Pedro and Agustín.

'Our country decided more than two years ago to devote ourselves to full equality for all citizens with the Marriage Equality Act. And that equality should guarantee us the right to free expression in any setting and under any circumstances'. 

Pope Francis was one of the main opponents of Argentina’s 2010 same-sex marriage bill and has publicly called gay people a ‘defection of human nature’ and a ‘threat to world peace'.



Comment on a news story


Once I thought about things like: why such information is for free here? Because when you write a book then at least on selling a book you get a percentage. Thank you and good luck on informing people more about it!

I really appreciate that you wrote this article and shared some really good information on this specific topic. Loodgieter Hemiksem

Thank you very much for sharing this interesting post like this. I really enjoy reading this post as well as this site. gold company

I really appreciate this wonderful post that you have provided for us. I assure this would be beneficial for most of the people. New York online marketing

I was actually going through the nice helpful tips from the blog and I put respect to the writer of this post. venus factor reviews

Just saying thanks will not just be sufficient, for the fantasti c lucidity in your writing. I will instantly grab your rss feed to stay informed of any updates. Refinance Lower Rate

I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. free psn codes list

I was very pleased to find this site.I wanted to thank you for this great read!! I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post. soundcloud downloader

Are you single and looking to ramp up your social life with online dating as part of your romantic social strategy? You'll be joining millions of singles going online to the top internet online dating sites. Her dating and relationship expertise, products and services include. Click on the item for the complete description and explanation :) singles coach for women

Great post, you have pointed out some excellent points, I as well believe this is a very superb website. what does bubblegum casting do

I'm glad I found this web site, I couldn't find any knowledge on this matter prior to.Also operate a site and if you are ever interested in doing some visitor writing for me if possible feel free to let me know, im always look for people to check out my web site. gclub

Timeless design, simple style and quality and style, it's no wonder this brand cheap oakleys enduring element. Oakley leading lens technology for consumer protection has been in a leadership position in the industry. Oakley eyeglasses through scientific design, the ability to control glare, 100% protection against harmful ultraviolet ray’s invasion, cheap oakley sunglasses effective Blu-ray, and maintain good contrast and sharp vision. Its optical performance is very accurate, and even beyond the industry standards of high quality prescription glasses. Different fake oakleys Sunglasses at the Hollywood stars on the face, with a casual dress, appeared on various occasions. Sunglasses star, not just a shade of meaning and beauty, even simple clothes, effective cover to escape the paparazzi.