Madonna responds to Malawi Court Decision

May 21, 2010

"I am shocked and saddened by the decision made today by the Malawian court, which sentenced two innocent men to prison.

As a matter of principle, I believe in equal rights for all people, no matter what their gender, race, color, religion, or sexual orientation.

Today, Malawi took a giant step backward. The world is filled with pain and suffering; therefore, we must support our basic human right to love and be loved.

I call upon the progressive men and women of Malawi—and around the world—to challenge this decision in the name of human dignity and equal rights for all."

Click here to access the Raising Malawi website and add your name in support of equal rights

May 24 Update: 20,000 strong have voiced their support for equal rights in Malawi. Have you added your name to Madonna's statement? Click the link and sign to join Madonna.
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atenea
01 June, 2010
by the release of the couple malawi
you're the genius in the world my little darling and i love you so much, really i admire so much you're the best!!!!! don't forget
guyguyguy
24 May, 2010
NO MORE THAT !
WE ALL MUST WORK HARD AGAIN AND AGAIN AGAINST WHAT IS HAPPENINIG, EVERYWHERE IN THE WORLD. I'M FRENCH AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT DISCRIMINATION IS STILL ON THE STREET , AT WORK, FROM NEIGHBOURHOOD HERE. I'M SO SICK AND TIRED. THANK U MADONNA 4 ALL YOUR SUPPORT !
pepego
24 May, 2010
You're doing a great contribution
Madonna has made an incredible contribution to the world by giving her support to these 2 guys in Malawi sentenced to years of prison. We have to help her. She´s the Queen!
RinoTheBouncer
23 May, 2010
I'm With Madonna
Someone had to do somethin' abt this, and Madonna did it and I'm with here, it's pure bulllsh*t to sentence two innocent people to prison just because they love each other. the world has enough hate and pain and no need to add more.
Vogue1
22 May, 2010
Enough
I a world with diversity we need them to be released from jail now and not later. Madonna thanks for Raising Malawi to bad the government isn't. "Free Them" Thanks for your voice in this.
1hardM
22 May, 2010
Madonna Rocks
Thank you Madonna for always standing by your gay's!!!!!!
hardvogue
22 May, 2010
freedom and to live
all we have to give the hand to be able to contend with the prejudices of the people. we all have equal rights to come and go. madonna I'm with you in this fight for the people of Malawi have their freedom and to live
KeithHass
22 May, 2010
Madonna speaks for people in Malawi agai
Madonna you are fantastic for doing this. I added my name and some others for our fight in this matter. Thanks a million times. KH
ismamvd
22 May, 2010
THANKS FOR DOING STH!
When i heard about it my first tought was "Madonna will do something"... Malawi is like your country, I mean, the country you want to change and want it people be happier. I think you voice in Malawi has to be heard by goverment and people just because its horrible what they're doing with them.
Thanks Madonna, you know, we gay people LOVE you :)
angeltserovski
22 May, 2010
Why´s It so Hard (to Love)
We all have to join and support Madonna. It is important!
gllnconno7
22 May, 2010
malawi court decision
I am shocked at this news like we all do not know the painand suffering in this world. thes 2 innocent men should not be jailed for loving one another I am with madonna by backing her i have emailed all friends and family and put it out there on facebook to support equal rights.
mfangirl
21 May, 2010
IGNORANCE
That's the word that came to my mind about that decision. Of course I will add my name in support of equal rights.
Rocco72
21 May, 2010
Malawi: Judge Convicts Gay Couple
http://media.community.madonna.com/_Malawi-Judge-Convicts-Gay-Couple/blog/2343929/119720.html Who better to get the word out on human equality.
Mcaroll37
21 May, 2010
AIMER
En amour, il n'y a ni crimes ni délits!
LaIslaMaria
21 May, 2010
EQUAL RIGHTS FOR ALL
YOUR RESPONSE IS TRULY APPRECIATED-THANK YOU MADONNA !! LOVE MAKES THE WORLD GO 'ROUND XOXOXOX
21 May, 2010
People of Malawi
Thank you Madonna for continuing to use your global influence for the greater good. I hope the people of Malawi are listening to you, and take quick action to change this great injustice.
Mcaroll37
21 May, 2010
injustice
ce qu'il faudrait condamner c'est l'ignorance et la bêtise!!!
nectan
21 May, 2010
Thank you
I remember when I was younger before I was out and after I came out when the world was not as gay friendly. Your message of equality for all always gave me hope. Thank you for always promoting expressing yourself. Please let me know what I can do to help.
dizzysmadonna
21 May, 2010
devastated
Thank you Madonna for sharing my devastation. For those fans who don't understand the background: Tiwonge Chimbalanga (20) and his partner Steven Monjeza (26) are two young men who have been condemned to prison for 14 years for no other reason than living together and their need to share their hapiness with the rest of the world. We should all be happy that we are living in the free part of the world, it is sadly not a prerogative for everyone. Let's give these boys our support; it should pass by unnoticed.
c_maclaren
21 May, 2010
cmac
good for you madonna, using your celebrity to raise awareness.
mikey483
21 May, 2010
:o)
Bravo Madonna!
Superwall
21 May, 2010
New Delhi made a giant step foreward.
I am very glad to share that, according to BBC, "A court in the Indian capital, Delhi, has ruled that homosexual intercourse between consenting adults is not a criminal act." Check it out: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/8129836.stm
alphastarboi
21 May, 2010
re: set back
That is very sad news and such a step backwards. I agree and hope for equal rights for all around the world. Maybe one day, we can all see the light and come together.
naed
21 May, 2010
Thank You for showing support!
This is a discussting report! We have to get together to show support for the Couple that have been imprisoned! Thank you to Madonna for responding so quickly to this shocking breach of Human rights!
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