The Gay Vegans


If one wishes to see genocide in action in 2016, all they have to do is google Aleppo.


UNICEF says that children continue to bear the brunt of violence in Syria and that is evident in what I see coming out of Aleppo. Child after child being pulled out from rubble, in body bags, being rushed to a hospital. As I have written many times on Twitter while retweeting information from Aleppo, it is heart breaking.

In 2004, Aleppo had a population of over two million. Wikipedia says back then it was the largest, by population, city in Syria. Photos from before the civil war show a gorgeous city full of life, culture and history. No more.

In between cries for peace and cease fires, more are killed. More children live with daily terror.

I can’t do the horror that is happening in Aleppo justice here. I cannot write the words to describe the brutality and terror being experienced by those who call Aleppo home. There are some great journalists covering Aleppo, please google Aleppo and read for yourself.


We are living in a time when genocide is happening right in front of our eyes.

The world is watching. This week, the Right Livelihood Awards, known as the Alternative Nobel Prize, were announced. This year’s winners included the volunteer rescue group the Syria Civil Defense, known as the White Helmets. These folks are true heroes, running into the rubble to save people every day.


I have been searching for an organization to donate to to support those suffering in Aleppo. Meanwhile, all I can do is to help spread the word. Will you help me?

Thank you for reading.

About Dan Hanley

Gay and vegan in the burbs (of Los Angeles). I blog about veganism, equality, compassion, activism, politics, spirituality, and our awesome life experiences. The "s" includes my husband, Mike! I want this blog to be a tool to build bridges among communities and to inspire people to get involved and vote.

1 comment

  1. Lisa Wilson says:

    Well said, my friend. Keep shining a light.

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