Saturday, January 14, 2012

Uganda gay rights

  • An LGBT advocate who asked not to be identified is urging two national gay rights groups and human rights U.S.
  • (Washington Blade)
  • "Gay and Vilified in Uganda," by Frank Mugisha (Op-Ed In the 1980s and 1990s, the narrative was about AIDS. Today, it's about the right to marry and serve openly in the military.
  • (New York Times)
  • Photographer, advocate, activist and organizer Zanele Muholi continues to open new pathways. In Uganda, gay rights activist David Kato was brutally murdered in January.
  • (GhanaHomePage)
  • WASHINGTON -- Ugandas ambassador to the United States will not speak at an event commemorating Martin Luther King Jr. in Maryland after concerns were raised over the African nations anti-gay human rights record.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • an openly gay human-rights activist and advocacy officer at Sexual Minorities Uganda, was attacked in his home in Mukono, Uganda, on Jan. 26, and died on his way to the hospital. Sidney Nsubuga Enoch was found guilty and sentenced to 30 years in prison Nov. 10.
  • (Windy City Times)
  • calling for gay rights to be included as human rights and tying foreign aid to a countrys record on LGBT rights. Uganda, like other African countries is a recipient of U.S. foreign aid.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Yes, not only do the religious right want America to be the sex police and arrest and lock up gay men, they also want to execute them. No wonder so many of them had given their support to the effort to execute gay men in Uganda.
  • (Examiner)

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