Update - 29 June 2017: The European Union decided to move the trade agreement with Sri Lanka forward. EU officials have said the decision was made based on a pledge by the Sri Lankan government to work towards reforms, including the end of all laws and practises that discriminate against the LGBT community. We will continue to monitor the situation along with our local partners and we'll continue the campaign if the government fails to deliver on these promises.
Being gay is illegal in Sri Lanka – and can land you in jail for up to 10 years.
Now, for the first time in decades, there's a real chance for change: as part of a trade deal with the European Union, the country was asked to drop their anti-gay law.
Their answer? "No way."
The Sri Lankan government is trying to sweet talk the European Union: they want to get the trade deal and continue to get away with homophobia. We won't let that happen.
The European Parliament is debating the issue RIGHT NOW. If thousands of us speak out, we can make them stop the deal until Sri Lanka commits to dropping its anti-gay law.
Sign the petition and we'll deliver it straight to the European Parliament.
Published: 13 February 2017.