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Quick Hit: Anti-gay bill not on agenda in Uganda Parliament today

The 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. Let’s hope it is the latter and it is the international outcry against what would be one of the most draconian, anti-gay bills and hopefully will continue to inspire Uganda’s legislators to abandon the bill completely. There is also speculation that the bill will resurface without the possibility for dolling out the death penalty, which the current bill allows in some cases.

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The 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 ...

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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 solidarity across the world.

After David Koto’s murder last week, Ugandan lesbian Brenda Namiggade has received a temporary injunction from the UK before she was about to be deported back to Uganda, where she fears for her life.

On the fight in Nebraska to breastfeed in public.

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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 ...

Ugandan activist named on anti-gay hit list found murdered

Trigger warning

Fucking fuck.

Remember the Ugandan newspaper “hit list” of 100 gay and lesbians, including names, pictures, and home addresses including a headline reading “Hang Them”? Well, after months of fear, hiding and even some attacks, one of those individuals — gay rights activist David Kato — was found beaten to death in his home yesterday.

This comes within the same month that three Ugandans who were named on the hit list won damages in a lawsuit against Rolling Stone Newspaper, wherein the court ruled that “constitutionally protected rights belong to all Ugandans, whatever their perceived sexuality.” Too little, too late for Koto, I guess.

Let’s not forget, much of this violent hostility stems from colonialist and ...

Trigger warning

Fucking fuck.

Remember the Ugandan newspaper “hit list” of 100 gay and lesbians, including names, pictures, and home addresses including a headline reading “Hang Them”? Well, after months of fear, hiding and even some attacks, ...

Ugandans named in anti-gay hit list win damages, injunction

The Guardian reports that a high court in Uganda has awarded just over £400 each in damages to 3 individuals named in a lawsuit against the Rolling Stone newspaper that published a list of 100 people the paper called “Uganda’s top homos” with the headline “Hang them.” Further, the court ruled the paper violated the constitutional rights to privacy and safety of the people named in the article and issued an injunction against the Rolling Stone newspaper telling them not to publish such a list again.

Sadly the injunction can’t protect the 100 people who were on the original list, Some of whom have already experienced attacks as a result. The injunction is important though, as it could prevent ...

The Guardian reports that a high court in Uganda has awarded just over £400 each in damages to 3 individuals named in a lawsuit against the Rolling Stone newspaper that published a list of 100 people ...

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Ugandan hit list further confirms an age of rampant homophobia

If one needs more evidence beyond teen suicides and the uphill DADT battle to realize that the state of rampant, unchecked homophobia is at an all-time high, check out this recent issue of the Ugandan Rolling Stone Newspaper:

This issue featured the pictures, names and addresses of gays and lesbians in Uganda. And just in case you can’t make out the words in yellow highlighter emblazoned next to the headline, it reads “Hang Them.” It has been confirmed that at least four have been attacked so far. Many gays and lesbians are in hiding and some report being dismissed from their jobs.

If one needs more evidence beyond teen suicides and the uphill DADT battle to realize that the state of rampant, unchecked homophobia is at an all-time high, check out this recent issue of the Ugandan Rolling Stone ...

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