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Ugandan Newspaper Publishes Second Round of 'Gay List'

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Early in October, the Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone published a cover story outing "100 Top Homos" and called for their hanging. The story, which made headlines internationally, inspired documented attacks on many of those named in the article and sent many others into hiding.

Uganda Now, it has happened again, AFP reports:

A Ugandan anti-gay newspaper on Monday published pictures of 14 men it identified as gay, in a country where homosexuality is illegal and has even prompted calls for the death sentence.

The lead article in The Rolling Stone newspaper, which has no relation to the US magazine, entitled "Men of shame part II," pictured 14 men identified as the "generals" of the gay movement in Uganda.

"They published their pictures on a gay networking website, so that was enough evidence for us," editor Giles Muhame said, adding that the paper did not try to contact the men before publishing their pictures.

The newspaper, which lost its license last month but published the news issue in defiance of the ban, told AFP that the alleged gays it named have been involved in "brainwashing" youth into homosexuality, but its editor said it had no evidence to back that up.

CNN spoke to Giles Muhames, the editor of the Rolling Stone tabloid, who says homosexuality is a "virus", and Stosh Mugisha, a lesbian who is now in hiding after being outed by the article.

Watch it, HERE...

LGBT Asylum News reports

"Ugandan activist Jacqueline Kasha reports that alongside Rolling Stone and Red Pepper another Kampala newspaper 'Onion' has now joined in with the 'outing' campaign. Kasha and fellow activists David Kato and Patience Onziema have launched an action in Uganda's High Court this morning suing Rolling Stone for incitement to violence. American activists citing the role of US evangelicals in the anti-gay witch hunt underway in Uganda are calling on the US State Department to immediately offer visas to those 'outed' and under threat."

Just last week, David Bahati, the sponsor of Uganda's "kill the gays" bill, said he felt assured it would pass soon. He expressed that again to CNN.

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  1. we need to drop a few houses on Uganda!

    Posted by: Pugzz | Nov 1, 2010 8:42:14 AM


  2. Remember, kids, this is the country where Idi Amin was from. They're used to really outrageous behavior and sick ideas.

    Posted by: johnny | Nov 1, 2010 9:02:52 AM


  3. (1) Air lift out the gays.

    (2) Then thermo-nuke the entire country, eradicating all the bigots in one swoop.

    Relax.

    I'm only half-joking.

    Besides: they want to pass a law killing gays. Maybe they'd feel differently if their entire country was wiped out.

    Are we justified in wanting to see the total destruction of all countries and people who want to kill gays?

    --Brenda

    Posted by: vegetablelollipop | Nov 1, 2010 10:42:04 AM


  4. If it's as difficult as it is to get gay rights here, how on earth are we going to fix Uganda?

    Posted by: ravewulf | Nov 1, 2010 10:57:49 AM


  5. Sorry but no more Mr.Nice gay. Time to rescind financial aid to Uganda until the gov't show's advanced improvement on dealing with this issue and its also time to make it illegal for American religious nutjobs to go overseas and incite hate/violence (in addition to their true purpose of making money and gaining power/influence).

    Posted by: lazlo | Nov 1, 2010 2:16:26 PM



  6. Someone should publish the name, home addresses and photographs of the people involved in putting together this "Newspaper", impose sanctions and say "take it up with these people- they're the reason there's a trade imbargo!"

    Posted by: wirrrn | Nov 1, 2010 2:22:43 PM


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