Queer guerrilla soldiers fighting ISIS send message of support to Stockholm Pride

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A group of guerrilla soldiers battling ISIS have sent a message of support to pride.

The Queer Insurrection and Liberation Army, or TQILA – pronounced ‘tequila’ – is said to be fighting is so-called Islamic State in their own territory.

The group has proudly posted online with its motto, “These Faggots Kill Fascists!”

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ISIS is notorious for killing LGBT people, both through executions and terror attacks including the Orlando Massacre last year, which left 49 dead.

Now the group of queer fighters have sent a message of solidarity back to their friends in Stockholm, Sweden, where pride took place over the weekend.

The group posted to Twitter, writing: “TQILA to Stockholm Pride thx2 @Mexlumy at YPG Media Center. Att få älska vem man vill är värt kampen! Kärlek från Raqqa till Pride Stockholm”.

The rainbow group will fight under the banner of the International Revolutionary People’s Guerrilla Forces (IRPGF), an anarchist collective which is taking on ISIS with Kurdish forces.

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