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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.
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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