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Call on the World Bank to end the funding of anti-gay organizations.

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Robert B. Zoellick (President)
World Bank
Washington, DC

RE: World Bank funding of anti-gay organization


I am joining with thousands of others in signing this letter to you to ask that you remove Parents and Friends of Ex-gays (PFOX) from the World Bank's list of approved organizations to receive matching grants from you Community Outreach Program.

PFOX is a dangerous organization, spreading hate through religion-based bigotry and openly calling for discrimination against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people.

According to Faith In America, an organization founded to combat such bigotry, repetitive therapy "causes much physical and emotional damage to LGBT people by organizations who wrongfully say they can cure homosexuality."

Of programs like PFOX, the American Psyciatric Association has said it "opposes any psychiatric treatment, such as reparative or conversion therapy, which is based upon the assumption that homosexuality per se is a mental disorder or based upon the priori assumption that a patient should change his/her sexual homosexual orientation.”

I urge The World Bank to cease funding or matching gifts for hateful groups like Parents and Friends of Ex-gays.

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