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Gay Rights Activists In Kenya Protest Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill: VIDEO

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TVC News recently reported from Nairobi, Kenya as gay rights activists gathered outside the Ugandan High Commission to protest that country's terrifying anti-homosexuality bill, recently blocked by President Museveni due to illegal passage through the legislative system. As Towleroad previously reported, the President is awaiting to evaluate 'scientific' evidence that homosexuals become gay, rather than being born that way, before signing off on the bill. The Kenyan protesters took serious issue with this stance.

Wearing rainbow masks, wigs, sunglasses, and the like, the group cited the removal by the World Health Organization of homosexuality from a list of diseases in 1992 as scientific reason enough not to persecute the gay community. There's a great deal at stake, too, as the anti-homosexuality bill proposes life imprisonment for perpetrators of "aggravated homosexuality."

Watch news coverage of the protest, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. Brave men

    Posted by: Felix | Feb 13, 2014 2:05:28 PM


  2. Let's say a prayer for or at least send our brothers and sisters in Africa. These are some brave people that need all the bravery they can muster right now.

    Posted by: Jeff | Feb 13, 2014 2:43:41 PM


  3. Brave men AND women!

    Posted by: Leroy Laflamme | Feb 13, 2014 3:05:34 PM


  4. It is encouraging to see that LGBT people in Nairobi, Kenya can demonstrate in public, apparently unmolested by authorities.

    Posted by: andrew | Feb 13, 2014 5:12:03 PM


  5. One thing I wonder when I hear news from Uganda is why can't gay/gay friendly Americans visit these countries to advise governments? Maybe we could reverse some of the damage other Americans have done?

    Posted by: Brian | Feb 13, 2014 7:47:02 PM


  6. This is awesome to see.

    Posted by: GJP | Feb 13, 2014 8:21:24 PM


  7. Gay friendly people...even gay friendly churches have gone to Uganda to advise against these draconian laws Brian, but to no avail.
    In a country where most believe that eating the jopped of limbs of albino children gives you magical powers what is really needed to reverse these laws is aducation, but aducation costs a lot of money and Africa just doesn't have it.

    Posted by: David | Feb 14, 2014 12:23:58 AM


  8. I believe that many of the African politicians & political figures are hyping/inflating anti-gay sentiment in an effort to extort money from both liberal & conservative groups domestically & abroad.
    The same thing has been happening here in the states under the guise of our legislative system. Corrupt/greedy politicians know there is money to be had by appealing to religious/conservative fundies & manipulating a fearful abused & uneducated populace. Not much we can do, that's the way the cookies crumbles--but if we follow the money, our awareness+discussion will create transparency that will alter the old dynamic, evolving human rights for the generations to follow.

    Posted by: 2cents | Feb 14, 2014 3:12:06 AM


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