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					Graham Elected President of FIGS, International Gay Independence Party
Grows; Launching Int’l Gay News Network Part of Platform
The reality is every day, thousands of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender people are
murdered, beaten, executed, imprisoned and psychologically abused because of who they are and
who they love and after 3,000 years of brutal oppression, the global Gay community is saying
"Enough!" They want peace, freedom and liberty and they want it NOW! This growing
movement for Gay independence and Gay nationalism is rallying around their newly elected
President, Garrett Graham, answering his call to arms in his "Gay Manifesto."
New York, NY (PRWEB) April 2, 2010 -- FIGS – The Free, Independent Gay State, an international organization
representing the global Gay community, has elected Garrett Graham as President to a three year term. Members
of the governing body reside on six of the seven continents. In the twenty seven voting blocks, Graham garnered
73 percent of the vote. The remaining 27 percent of the votes were cast for two other candidates, Jack Smith of
Sydney, Australia and Gabriel Silva of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. As an organization they seek Gay independence
and the founding of a Gay nation.

 Membership in the FIGS party is rapidly expanding around the world. Members are known to one another as
“Figgies” and advocate for a politically autonomous Gay Nation-State and stress their demands for Gay
independence. “At no time in modern history, have conditions been more favorable, nor do I suspect conditions
will improve if we wait any longer. This is a unique moment in time and Gay people everywhere are demanding
equality, freedom and liberty and they want it now,” Graham said from his New York office. Interest and
membership in FIGS has been growing rapidly. “Of course our people exist in every nation on Earth and
unfortunately, the LGBT community is oppressed and persecuted in 95 percent of all nations. Conditions are
shameful in America, but the situation is even worse in most other countries,” he added.

 Graham has devoted more than twenty five years of his life as a Gay activist, promoting international Gay
equality. As a human rights mediator and university lecturer, Graham has travelled extensively. As an author, his
book The Gay State: The Quest for an Independent Gay Nation-State and what It Means to Conservatives and the
World’s Religions is due to be released in late Spring. The book is a 21st Century “Gay Manifesto” that is
inspired by the work of Theodor Herzl and Thomas Paine, two intellectuals and visionaries who motivated a
people to escape tyranny, claim their independence and issue a call to arms, if necessary. According to Graham,
“if not for Muslim fundamentalists, self-righteous Christian practitioners and the political conservatives, we
would not find ourselves in such difficult straits. No one can deny the brutal treatment we’ve received from them
since time immemorial. It is clear by their actions and words that they will not allow us to live in peace. Even
our religious and conservative allies and supporters know we must separate in order to secure our freedom.”

 Recently Graham petitioned for the release of a Gay couple in Malawi, imprisoned after they were discovered to
be in a committed, loving Gay relationship. The case continues to seek a resolution and while in custody, the men
have been subjected to beatings and inhumane torment. Graham also successfully negotiated with Gambian
authorities to suspend their decree to initiate beheadings of all Homosexuals arrested in an undercover sweep by
secret police squads. “No one can deny that we as a people have been savagely oppressed for more than 3,000
years and it shows no sign of ending. Even today, our very existence is outlawed in more than 80 nations around


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the world. All that we seek is to have our own small, politically sovereign territory and to be left in peace. We
want nothing more and will take care of the rest. We will prosper and succeed or despair and fail, according to
our own merit, drive and talent.” A FIGS official stressed that their commitment to equality is a fundamental
principle of the FIGS and they will welcome all Gays, Lesbians, Bisexuals and Transgender people to their new
Gay homeland. “We will also welcome all of our non-Gay Heterosexual Allies who care to join us in one of
Mankind’s greatest experiments, the first majority-Gay nation in recorded human history,” according to Jack
Flannigan, acting Press Secretary.

 Graham’s platform in this week’s election included plans to consolidate the organizations resources and broaden
their global communications. They plan to launch The Gay News Network in June. It will focus on international
news coverage for the global Gay community utilizing internet podcasts and its international media affiliates
around the world. Members of the Communications Department have been working with the New York
headquarters of CBS, one of the major television networks in the United States in preparation for the launch.
According to Jack Flannigan, “At the rapid rate we are currently seeing, we expect to have delegates installed in
every country in the world by the end of the year. Their duty will be to represent all of our members within their
district, in essence acting as our Consular sections.”

 FIGS is stressing in their mission statement that all of their members will have equal representation. Officials
stress that they will not allow the organization to become a de facto state for wealthy Americans or privileged
Europeans, but will instead represent every spectrum and every demographic of the “global Gay rainbow of
humanity.”

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