Sunday, November 14, 2004

Killing Fields

Posted by Hello Pop quiz: Sierra Leone. What comes to mind first? A beautiful nation, blessed with diamonds, and scarred by civil war. Now, it joins the fraternity of nations where killing gays and lesbians goes unpunished. This week, a candle-light vigil was held in central London for Sierra Leone activist FannyAnn Eddy. She was brutally raped and murdered last September. The 30-year old woman was Sierra Leone's most visible campaigner for lesbian and gay rights. She leaves behind a 9-year old son. No arrests have been made.