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04/19/2007


Ugandan Gay Activist Speaks Out About 'Kill the Gays' Bill: VIDEO

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Truthloader spoke with Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, founder and executive director of LGBT rights group Freedom and Roam Uganda, whom as you may recall was honored last year by the Geneva-based Martin Ennals Foundation with its annual prize for human rights defenders as "an exceptional woman of a rare courage, fighting under death threats for human dignity and the rights of homosexuals and marginalized people in Africa."

Nabagesera talks about the consequences of the anti-homosexuality bill for her, her partner, and other LGBT people and allies living in Uganda.

Watch, AFTER THE JUMP...

In related news, activist group Sum of Us is calling on Pepsi to speak out against the bill.

But our allies on the ground tell us that if Pepsi, which has a huge presence in Uganda, speaks out against the bill and the harmful effect it would have on investment and economic development in Uganda, it would force Ugandan officials to put the bill on hold -- or even pull it entirely.

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Watch: Ugandan LGBT Activist Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera Wins Major Human Rights Award

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Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, founder and executive director of LGBT rights group Freedom and Roam Uganda, has been given a major human rights award from Geneva-based Martin Ennals Foundation, Reuters reports:

The Geneva-based Martin Ennals Foundation said it was honoring Nabagesera with its annual prize, worth some 20,000 Swiss francs ($23,240), for human rights defenders as "an exceptional woman of a rare courage, fighting under death threats for human dignity and the rights of homosexuals and marginalized people in Africa."

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Nabagesera, founder and executive director of Freedom and Roam Uganda, has appeared often on radio in her country to argue against homophobia and has frequently been physically attacked for her broadcasts, the citation said.

Compelled to move from house-to-house after a Ugandan tabloid included her in a list of gay people it said should be hanged, she continues to fight "for human dignity and the rights of homosexuals and marginalized people in Africa," it added.

Check out an interview with this brave activist in which she talks about her work and the death of slain Ugandan LGBT activist David Kato, AFTER THE JUMP...

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