Tag Archives: Uganda

Ugandan LGBTQ org sues U.S. evangelist for inciting persecution

TweetA Ugandan LGBTQ rights group has filed a lawsuit in U.S. federal court against a Massachusetts-based evangelist, Scott Lively, for violating international law by inciting the persecution of gay men and lesbians in Uganda. The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) is representing the organization Sexual Minorities in Uganda (SMUG), using the Alien Tort Statute (ATS),  ”a powerful legal tool that allows [...]
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Quick hit: New Nigerian law would criminalize merely supporting gays and lesbians

TweetEarlier this year, the Ugandan parliament re-opened debate on its now internationally infamous “Kill the Gays” bill. Now, we can add Nigeria to the list of countries proposing to ban being gay. The Guardian reports that a new bill making it illegal to marry someone of the same sex, or to witness such a wedding [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet If you’re not ready to die for it, take the word ‘freedom’ out of your vocabulary. – Chicago Defender (November 28, 1962) It’s Malcolm X’s birthday. He would have turned 86 if he were alive today. Is Uganda’s “Kill the Gays” bill not dead after all? Fox News had their transphobic expert doctor contend [...]
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Quick Hit: Anti-gay bill not on agenda in Uganda Parliament today

TweetThe reviling anti-gay bill introduced in 2009 and debated last Friday appears to not be on the agenda in Parliament today in Uganda, where it had been slated for debate. Some speculate it is because Parliament is going on break while other’s are suggesting it is because of the international outcry the bill has inspired. [...]
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What We Missed

Tweet Dagmar Wilson, founder of Women Strike for Peace and organizer of a 50,000 women protest against nuclear weapons in 1961, has passed away. In Egypt, protesters are calling for a million person march tomorrow while many foreigners are being evacuated. Global Voices Online has a great round-up of videos of other nations marching in [...]
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