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Activists Will Protest 'Kill The Gays' Bill At Uganda House Tomorrow

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LGBT activists and allies who believes in basic human rights will gather at the Uganda House in New York City tomorrow to protest the ever-present "kill the gays" bill being pushed through by lawmakers in the African nation.

From the event's Facebook page:

At noon on Friday, November 30, 2012, human rights activists will hold a peaceful protest outside the Uganda Mission, at 336 East 45th Street, to help stop the "Kill-the-Gays" bill now topping the Uganda Parliament's agenda, due to human rights offender, Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

The action titled: “Uganda: The World Is Watching” is being organized by The AEB Project, a U.S. LGBT civil rights network, in consultation with Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and others.

Protest signs will read: "Gays Like Christmas Too" and "Shame On Uganda" in response to Speaker Kadaga's promise that the genocidal law, which threatens death or life imprisonment to gay Ugandans, will come as a Christmas present to Uganda. Jesus Christ would no doubt be shocked.

“Human rights for LGBT people in Africa is now an international cause and the world is watching” said Todd Fernandez, who holds a Masters of Law from the Centre for Human Rights, Pretoria. "The Ugandan government is defying their own international treaty obligations and Constitution. It is obviously a subterfuge to divert attention from internal political mischief, and this scapegoating must be condemned and stopped."

The picture above is from a previous protest at Uganda House. Yeah, this thing has been dragging on for a while.

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  1. We all need to be contacting our elected officials in whatever country we live in and DEMAND an end to financial aid being given to Uganda if this law goes ahead ! I am SICK of politicians saying they support gay people but still allowing OUR taxes to be sent to those countries who have laws such as these. ENOUGH !

    Posted by: Icebloo | Nov 29, 2012 5:07:48 PM


  2. It might help if the protesters were not all white. But I cannot say that I have ever seen a gay rights protest or rally of any kind that included more than a sprinkling of non-whites.

    Posted by: Rick | Nov 29, 2012 6:28:28 PM


  3. Why hasn't England w/ strong backing from Canada, thrown Uganda out of the Commonwealth?

    Posted by: chasmader | Nov 29, 2012 9:36:49 PM


  4. am i hallucinating or is one of the protesters carrying a black dog? plz, giggling gods of bitter colonial irony, stfu

    Posted by: khan | Nov 29, 2012 11:01:10 PM


  5. The anti-gay Christians are behind this "kill the gays" bill in Uganda and they need to investigated for using their money and influence to get people in other countries to kill people which is a violation of humans rights.

    Posted by: Tod | Nov 29, 2012 11:04:38 PM


  6. @Icebloo: That's exactly what the local LGBT activists don't want to happen.

    @Tod: I agree, but first the US needs to end the death penalty. OTOH, given the status of LGBT people in Uganda, almost any prison time (especially a life sentence) would be a de facto death sentence.

    Posted by: Diogenes Arktos | Nov 30, 2012 1:49:12 AM


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