An LGBT Unit Has Been Created to Fight ISIS called TQILA

Among the many atrocities perpetrated by ISIS, the LGBT community has been one of the many viciously targeted. Whether it’s videos of men accused of being homosexual being thrown off the roofs of buildings and being stoned or the fatal Orlando shooting in 2015, one group has had enough.

An LGBTQI+ group has emerged out of the international volunteers fighting with the Kurdish forces called the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF) in Northern Syria. They call themselves The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, or TQILA (pronounced “tequila” as confirmed the IRPGF’s twitter account.)

The group made the announcement on Monday put out a statement on Twitter and their main goal is “–to smash the gender binary and advance the women’s revolution as well as the broader gender and sexual revolution.”

Their flag is a sensible but sassy AK47 on a pink background. Their banner and statements seem to be sticking the middle finger at ISIS by owning their queerness that is a true showing of bravery.

According to Newsweek, the group states that there is a revolution going on in Rojava in Northern Syria consisting of the people and TQILA is a part of that.


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