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    Default Ugandan Tabloid Publishes List of 'Top 100 Homos', Calls for their Hanging

    The Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone (no relation to Jann Wenner) has outed one hundred gay (or presumed gay) Ugandans, inciting violence against several and sending many more into hiding. The rag's editor said the list was "in the public's interest."


    I mean, good grief:
    The front-page newspaper story featured a list of Uganda's 100 "top" homosexuals, with a bright yellow banner across it that read: "Hang Them." Alongside their photos were the men's names and addresses.

    In the days since it was published, at least four gay Ugandans on the list have been attacked and many others are in hiding, according to rights activist Julian Onziema. One person named in the story had stones thrown at his house by neighbors.

    The government, by the way, doesn't much care:
    After the newspaper hit the streets, the government Media Council ordered the newspaper to cease publishing - not because of the newspaper's content, but rather that the newspaper had not registered with the government. After it completes the paperwork, Rolling Stone will be free to publish again, said Paul Mukasa, secretary of the Media Council.
    So, awesome. You know, I know that pain and problems and politics are all pretty relative, so it's sort of unproductive to say that while things ain't perfect for the gays here in the States, at least it isn't Uganda, but what the fuck, I'm gonna say it anyway. This country has lots of gay issues that need getting over, but good heavens is it nice to live here, on New York City's Gay Island, instead of cowering in a house somewhere in Kampala. Blessings counted, is what I'm saying.



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    You can thank US "evangelicals" for this.. they're the ones who went to Uganda and helped them craft their "kill the gays" government bill.
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    After the newspaper hit the streets, the government Media Council ordered the newspaper to cease publishing -

    Good!

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    The Westboro Baptist Church has just announced their availability to protest funerals following the hangings.

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    Top 100 places that should have a very small but deadly nuclear device dropped on them..

    1. Westboro Baptist Church
    2. Ugandan Office of tabloid 'Rolling Stone'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sojiita View Post
    Top 100 places that should have a very small but deadly nuclear device dropped on them..

    1. Westboro Baptist Church
    2. Ugandan Office of tabloid 'Rolling Stone'

    .....
    And Judy Garland music should be played non-stop during their memorial services.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    And Judy Garland music should be played non-stop during their memorial services.
    And with carpet bombings of rainbow flags and pictures of Liberace.

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    Angry Ugandan gay activist slain after photo published



    Ugandan gay activist slain after photo published - Yahoo! News


    David Kato, seen in this undated photo, an advocacy officer for the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda, was found with serious wounds to his head at his home in Uganda's capital Kampala, late Wednesday Jan 26, 2011, and later died of his injuries. A Ugandan tabloid newspaper called Rolling Stone listed a number of men they said were homosexuals last year, including Kato. Kato's picture was published on the front page, along with his name and a headline that said 'Hang Them.' A judge eventually barred the tabloid from printing such stories and photos. Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and gay men and women face regular harassment. A controversial bill introduced in 2009 and still before the country's parliament would see the death penalty introduced for certain homosexual acts. The bill prompted international opposition and it hasn't come up for a vote.

    KAMPALA, Uganda – A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist whose picture was published by an anti-gay newspaper next to the words "Hang Them" was bludgeoned to death. Police said Thursday his sexual orientation had nothing to do with the killing and that one "robber" had been arrested.

    Activists were outraged over the death of David Kato, an advocacy officer for the gay rights group Sexual Minorities Uganda. His slaying comes after a year of stepped up threats against gays in Uganda, where a controversial bill has proposed the death penalty for some homosexual acts.

    Kato, who had received multiple threats, was found with serious wounds to his head caused by an attack with a hammer at his home late Wednesday in Uganda's capital, Kampala. Kato later died on the way to the hospital.

    "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends, and colleagues," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said. "We urge Ugandan authorities to quickly and thoroughly investigate and prosecute those responsible for this heinous act. David Kato tirelessly devoted himself to improving the lives of others.

    Human Rights Watch called for an urgent investigation, saying that Kato's work as a prominent gay rights campaigner had previously seen him face threats to his personal safety.

    "David Kato's death is a tragic loss to the human rights community," said Maria Burnett, senior Africa researcher at HRW. "David had faced the increased threats ... bravely and will be sorely missed."

    A Ugandan tabloid newspaper called Rolling Stone listed a number of men they said were homosexuals last year, including Kato. Kato's picture was published on the front page, along with his name and a headline that said "Hang Them."

    Kato and two other gay activists sued Rolling Stone over claims that it had violated their constitutional rights to privacy and won the case earlier this month. A judge issued an injunction banning the publication of the identities and personal details of alleged homosexuals.

    A police spokesman, Vincent Sekatte, said Kato was killed by robbers who have so far killed more than 10 people in that area in the past two months. He said there was no indication the death was connected to any anti-homosexual sentiment. Kato was hit by a hammer that has been recovered by police, Sekatte said.

    Police arrested one suspect, a driver for Kato, Sekatte said. A second suspect is being hunted. That suspect had been hired as a house helper and had recently been released from prison, Sekatte said.

    Kato's lawyer told The Associated Press on Thursday that his client had become noticeably more worried about his safety in the wake of the Rolling Stone publication.

    "He was conscious that something could happen," said John Francis Onyango.

    Family, friends and neighbors gathered to mourn at Kato's house on Thursday. Several women lay on the floor of the living room. The room where he had been killed was closed off by the police. A funeral is planned for Friday.

    "I feel very lonely," said John Mulumba Wasswa, Kato's older twin brother. "My brother was a very brave person, very courageous."

    Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and gay men and women face regular harassment. The controversial bill introduced in 2009 and still before the country's parliament would see the death penalty introduced for certain homosexual acts. The bill prompted international condemnation and hasn't come up for a vote

    Human Rights Watch called on the Ugandan government to offer gay people in the country sufficient protection.

    In a statement, the group said that witnesses had told police that Kato was hit twice on the head by an unknown assailant who had been spotted entering his property. The assailant was then seen leaving by vehicle, the statement said.

    Frank Mugisha, the chairman of Sexual Minorities Uganda, said he has asked religious and political leaders and media outlets to stop demonizing sexual minorities in Uganda.

    "Across the entire country, straight, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex Ugandans mourn the loss of David, a dear friend, colleague, teacher, family member and human rights defender," said Mugisha.

    The introduction of the anti-homosexual bill in 2009 followed a conference in Kampala that was attended by American activists who consider same-gender relationships sinful. The U.S. evangelicals believe gays and lesbians can become heterosexual through prayer and counseling. Some gay Ugandans still resent that American intervention.

    "David's death is a result of the hatred planted in Uganda by U.S evangelicals in 2009," said Val Kalende, a Ugandan gay rights activist. "The Ugandan government and the so-called U.S evangelicals must take responsibility for David's blood."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Working Girl View Post
    After the newspaper hit the streets, the government Media Council ordered the newspaper to cease publishing -

    Good!
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    ...not because of the newspaper's content, but rather that the newspaper had not registered with the government. After it completes the paperwork, Rolling Stone will be free to publish again, said Paul Mukasa, secretary of the Media Council.
    This is despicable.
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    Less than 24 hours to sign to petition the British government not to deport Brenda Namigadde, a Ugandan lesbian.

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    Ugandan lesbian awaiting deportation fears for her safety

    After the murder of gay activist David Kato, Brenda Namigadde, currently in Yarl's Wood, says she fears her life is over

    Thursday 27 January 2011 22.10 GMT

    Inside Yarl's Wood detention centre, awaiting deportation to Uganda in less than 24 hours, Brenda Namigadde is desperate.
    • Namigadde fled her home country eight years ago after being persecuted for her relationship with another woman. She says she has always intended to return home when "things were better". But things, she says, have just got worse.
      After the murder of the gay Ugandan activist David Kato and with a chilling warning from Ugandan MP David Bahati ringing in her ears, she says she fears her life is over. Bahati, the author of a bill which would impose the death penalty on homosexuals, intervened in Namigadde's case to warn her she should "repent" or be arrested on her return.
      Speaking from Yarl's Wood, Namigadde, 29, says: "My life is in danger. I don't know what will happen to me. I'm very scared. I haven't eaten, I haven't slept."
      She knows from experience what returning to her country will mean for her, she says. "I'll be tortured, or killed, if I'm sent back. They've put people like me to death there."
      Growing up as a devout Christian in a country where homosexuality is a crime, Namigadde says she was used to keeping her sexuality a secret from her family and her church and the wider community.
      But when she was 17, she fell in love and began a relationship with Janet Hoffman, a Canadian woman who worked for an NGO. Once their relationship was discovered, they were beaten, threatened and their home was burnt down.
      "They would point and shout at us in the street. They would swear or say 'You lesbians, that is disgusting it is against nature. Heaven will not accept you'.
      "One day when we were walking in Kampala, someone saw us and they started pointing at us. Others gathered and quickly there were 50 people all screaming at us. They were swearing and pointing and we were very scared. But a taxi came around and we managed to get away."
      When it became known they were gay, she says, they were thrown out of their church. "People who were against gays got to know where we lived. One night, when we arrived home, people jumped out at us from the bushes, they had masks on and they began beating us with sticks. I still have scars on my ankle.
      "We had to go to hospital. I had wounds on my legs and because Janet is white, you could see bruises all over her body. She reported it to the police but they did not take any action. It is forbidden in the country. She is older than me and she was bold, but she said to me: 'I can't take this.' "
      They went into hiding at a friend's house but during that time Namigadde's house was burnt down. "I looked at that house and I felt it was the end of the world. Janet said to me: "We have to do something."
      Hoffman helped Namigadde escape to Britain, where she has an uncle, while she fled to Canada. Since then, Namigadee has been involved with protests against the Anti-Homosexual Bill in Uganda, at the Ugandan Embassy in 2009. She says that she and her uncle were photographed there and the protesters' names and pictures have been published in Uganda.
      "I thought that things would get better in Uganda. I was waiting for a chance to return. But now, with David Kato's murder, with the Bill – it is much worse."
      Her asylum claim was turned down partly on the basis that the judge did not believe there was any evidence that she was homosexual.
      Matthew Coats, head of immigration at the UK Border Agency, said her case had been considered by both the UK Border Agency and the courts on two separate occasions. "She has been found not to have a right to remain here," he said. "An Immigration Judge found on the evidence before him that Ms Namigadde was not homosexual."
      But he added that a fresh asylum claim filed by her lawyers would be reviewed "prior to any removal".
      Namigadde's lawyer, Alex Oringa from Cardinal Solicitors, said the fresh claim included an affidavit from two of her relatives to confirm her sexuality. He said he was "very worried" for her safety. "It is deadly. The moment she arrives at Entebbe airport she will be arrested. They will detain her and you never know what happens in detention. They think she has humiliated the Ugandan government."
      Ugandan lesbian awaiting deportation fears for her safety | World news | The Guardian
    As Canadian as possible under the circumstances

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    all of this brought to you by exported american evangelical homophobia.

    thanks~!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    all of this brought to you by exported american evangelical homophobia.

    thanks~!
    Yep. If the x-tian freaks can't kill gays here in the US, they can just get their Ugandan brothers to do it over in Africa. Either way they're gettting what they want, sickening.

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    So busted up about this. And they will go unpunished.
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    A woman reacts after viewing the coffin of Ugandan gay activist, David Kato at Mukono, Uganda, Friday, Jan. 28, 2011. A prominent Ugandan gay rights activist whose picture was published by an anti-gay newspaper next to the words 'Hang Them' was bludgeoned to death. Police said Thursday his sexual orientation had nothing to do with the killing and that one 'robber' had been arrested. (AP Photo/Michele Sibilon

    KAMPALA, Uganda – An anti-gay protester created a commotion at the funeral Friday for a prominent activist slain in Uganda, yelling out homophobic phrases that led to a scuffle with mourners attending the burial.

    Hundreds of people attended the services for David Kato, who was bludgeoned to death earlier this week at his home in Uganda's capital.

    Police had to intervene after a homophobic outburst from Anglican priest Thomas Musoke led to a scuffle midway through Friday's funeral, and Musoke was escorted away. While no one was hurt in the melee, gay rights campaigners said they had received threats that their cars would be stoned as they left the service.

    Kato's killing comes after a year of stepped up threats against gays in Uganda, where a bill has proposed the death penalty for some homosexual acts.

    However, Ugandan authorities say his sexual orientation had nothing to do with his death, and that he was slain by robbers. In a statement earlier this week, police said they had arrested one suspect and were looking for another.

    But gay rights campaigners at the funeral insisted that Kato's death was linked to his activism and that the government had failed to protect gays in the country.

    "What happened disgraced this nation and disgraced the soul of the person who had died," activist Julian Pepe Onziema said.

    U.S. President Barack Obama called on the Ugandan government to hold the perpetrators accountable.

    "I am deeply saddened to learn of the murder," Obama said in a statement Friday. "David showed tremendous courage in speaking out against hate. He was a powerful advocate for fairness and freedom."

    Kato, who had been threatened multiple times, was found with serious wounds to his head caused by an attack with a hammer at his home late Wednesday. He died on the way to the hospital.


    A Ugandan tabloid newspaper called Rolling Stone had listed a number of men they said were homosexuals last year, including Kato. Kato's picture was published on the front page, along with his name and a headline that said "Hang Them."

    Kato and two other gay activists sued Rolling Stone over claims that it had violated their constitutional rights to privacy and won the case earlier this month. A judge issued an injunction banning the publication of the identities and personal details of alleged homosexuals.

    Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and gay men and women face regular harassment. A controversial bill introduced in 2009 and still before the country's parliament would see the death penalty introduced for certain homosexual acts. The bill prompted international condemnation and hasn't come up for a vote.

    Its introduction followed a conference in Kampala that was attended by American activists who consider same-gender relationships sinful. The U.S. evangelicals believe gays and lesbians can become heterosexual through prayer and counseling. Some gay Ugandans still resent that American intervention.


    In the wake of Kato's murder, fellow activists said they would continue campaigning despite fears for their safety.

    "We can't lose David just like this," said activist Sandra Ntebi. "We are more determined because he is not around and we will do whatever it takes."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grimmlok View Post
    all of this brought to you by exported american evangelical homophobia.

    thanks~!
    Their US citizenship should be stripped from them and they should be forced to live over there. If they want to create hatred and foment unrest like this, then let them deal with all of it. Fuckers.

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