YOUR DONATIONS Are Making A HUGE Difference For LGBT Ugandans!

Thomas
Today you helped Thomas who escaped from Uganda and who has been traveling for more than a week straight. Thomas arrives in San Francisco late tonight, all alone in a strange city with no money having not eaten in 2 days. He is exhausted and hungry but he is strong!

Because of you, Thomas will have a safe place to sleep tonight and food in his belly for tomorrow he will accessing the much needed services and begin the process of re-building his life free from persecution.

Thomas and I are both very grateful and happy that he is now safe in the USA.

Right now there are still several others in hiding at a safe house in Uganda that desperately need food and transportation to reach the safety of their families miles away. They were cast out of their homes and jobs just for being gay and transgender and have nowhere to turn.

WE NEED YOUR HELP to get our Ugandan friends to safety.

For the cost of going to the movies, you can help save a life and make meaningful statement at the same time.

We need all the support we can get for these weary Ugandan LGBT warriors.

With Deep Gratitude,
Jody May-Chang

Read more about how this crime against humanity all began:
Crusade of Hate Lead by American Christian Radicals to Blame for Anti-LGBT Laws

Crusade of Hate Lead by American Christian Radicals to Blame for Anti-LGBT Laws

Remember these guys?

Scott Lively, Caleb Brundidge, Don Schmierer, Rick Warren, Lou Engle, Richard Cohen, Uganda, Hate, Homosexuality

(from left to right) Scott Lively of Abiding Truth Ministries, “Ex-gay counselor” Caleb Brundidge and Don Schmierer from Exodus International, Richard Cohen, who’s book Coming Our Straight was used in Uganda as proof homosexuality is a choice, Pastor Rick Warren of the California based Saddleback mega church and Lou Engel of revival group The Call.

Imagine what would happen if people like us were forced to hide in our homes for fear of being arrested, beaten or killed for simply trying to live our lives.

Well, in Uganda today our LGBT brothers and sisters are in hiding and living in fear for their lives because of a successful campaign of hate with roots right here in America.

These men (pictured left) and other Americans created a firestorm of hate that has led to the creation of the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill that was signed into law on Feb. 24, 2014.

Under the new law, any Ugandan convicted of “Aggravated Homosexuality” will spend their life in prison, that is if they are not beaten or killed by angry mobs first.

In a revealing development, Scott Lively, who helped write the bill and lobbied members of the Ugandan Parliament against the evils of homosexuality, was ordered by a US Federal judge to stand trial for crimes against humanity.

Just think what would happen if people like Scott Lively, and his ardent supporter Bryan Fischer, were forced to hide in their homes in fear of being arrested, beaten or even killed for their freely chosen religious beliefs? Their desperate cries for help would surely be a constant drumbeat in their FOX News and hate group echo chambers.

Before the bill was signed into law, a government spokesperson said the President wanted “to demonstrate Uganda’s independence in the face of Western pressure and provocation.”

It was precisely “pressure and provocation” from American religious extremist’s that got us here in the first place!

In America the long struggle for LGBT rights is not over, our country is on the right path toward securing equality for many of us in the years ahead. We in the United State are relatively safe. The same cannot be said for our Ugandan friends who are really suffering.

Please help LGBT Ugandans escape the terror of this witch hunt.

For just the cost of one meal out at your favorite restaurant, you can provide meaningful help.

SO PLEASE find it in your hearts to contribute $5, $10, $25, $50 or more to the Ugandan LGBT Activist Refugee Fund.

As our Ugandan brother’s and sister’s wait and watch your donations to come in, just think of the much needed strength and hope you will be giving them to fight another day.

SPURRING GENOCIDE, LGBT CITIZENS OUTED IN UGANDAN TABLOID SPREAD

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT:
Jody May-Chang
Office: (208) 639-1247
Jody@May-Chang.com

SPURRING GENOCIDE, LGBT CITIZENS OUTED IN UGANDAN TABLOID SPREAD

BOISE, ID-The Red Pepper, a local gossip rag in Kampala, Uganda has once again published the names; photos and home addresses of known gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender Ugandans, according to The Independent.

AMERICAN RELIGIOUS EXTREMISTS are responsible for the propaganda campaign used in the Uganda for the last 5 years that has resulted in the passage of the severe and cruel Anti-Homosexuality Bill signed into law last Feb 24. This bill has empowered the people to seek mob justice. “They can beat you and kill you.” one Ugandan gay man in silhouette told a BBC reporter. “They can just point at you and say that is a gay person and the mob justice will gather in no time and they can beat you up and kill you.”

I am working very hard to raise money for 11 known activists in hiding so they can get out of the city and ensure their immediate safety. Ultimately we would like to get them out of the country but that will take some hard work. Our goal is $2,500. As of this post, we have only $185.00 in donations. Although my Ugandan friends and I are very grateful, we are not even close to helping in a meaningful way.

First they came for the communists, and I did not speak out because I am not a communist.
Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out Because I was not a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me, and there was no one left to speak for me.

- Pastor Martin Niemöller

PLEASE DONATE NOW! to the Uganda LGBT Activist Refugee Fund – http://www.gofundme.com/Uganda-LGBT-Fund Donate anonymously if desired. This is URGENT!

Be assured I will personally wire these funds to the people on the ground now in hiding. Your contribution will go directly where it is needed most. There will be follow-up reporting on the plight of these brave activists and how your help matters in the effort to save their lives.

Help this fund go viral – Please share in your social networks and email lists!

Learn more about American involvement in the Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Law:

Exporting Homophobia: American far-right conservative churches establish influence on anti-gay policy in Africa Gay Ugandans face daily fear for their lives - Boise Weekly Sep. 8, 2010

Gays Attacked in Uganda After Mag Publishes Info American evangelicals complicit in the anti-gay atmosphere – Religion Dispatches, Nov. 21, 2010

PLEASE HELP! Uganda LGBT Activist Refugee Fund

These funds will be used solely for transportation out of the city where, food and basic short term temporary lodging for their immediate safety. Then and only then will plans be made for a more permanent solution for some to flee the country.

It is only a matter of time before the house is raided and my friends are arrested by police or beaten or killed by angry mobs.

I am the author of the stories below. Some of these people are my friends and in my stories. I personally know several of them and they are terrified.

PLEASE HELP NOW!

Please share on Facebook, Twitter etc. as well as your personal email list. Our LGBT Uganda brethren’s very lives depend on it! Uganda, LGBT, Anti Homosexuality Bill

THANK YOU!

ARE YOU AS PISSED OFF AT CONGRESS AS I AM?

Raul Labrador, Mike Simpson, Idaho Congressmen, RepresentativesDear Rep. Raul Labrador and Rep. Mike Simpson,

I am writing to you to express my personal outrage and disappointment that you have decided to put the political ambitions of the Tea Party over what is best for the American people and your Idaho constituents.

Your decision to support this pointless government shutdown is nothing more than a shameful political stunt. Continue reading

UPDATED: BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Tomorrow Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case


UPDATE – NOV. 30, 2012

Supreme Court Issues Order List—No Word Yet on Proposition 8 Case 

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court issued an Order List revealing certain cases considered at its November 30 Conference that have been granted review.   Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8, was not on the list.      



U.S. Supreme Court to Consider Tomorrow Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case

Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases Distributed for Nov. 30 Conference

 Washington, DC – Tomorrow, the United States Supreme Court will consider whether to grant review in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.  The Perry case, along with several cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), have been distributed for discussion at the Justices’ private Conference scheduled for Friday, November 30, 2012. Continue reading

U.S. Supreme Court Reschedules Consideration to Hear Proposition 8 Case

U.S. Supreme Court Reschedules Consideration of Whether to Hear Proposition 8 Case 

Prop. 8 and DOMA Cases Now Distributed for Nov. 30 Conference 

Washington, DC – Today, the United States Supreme Court indicated that it has rescheduled the date when it will consider whether to grant review in Hollingsworth v. Perry (formerly Perry v. Brown), the federal constitutional challenge to California’s Proposition 8.

The Perry case, along with several cases challenging the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), have been distributed for consideration at the Justices’ private Conference scheduled for Friday, November 30. The Proposition 8 and DOMA cases had previously been distributed for the Conference of Tuesday, November 20. Continue reading