Tag: homosexuality in uganda
The Ugandan authorities have been doing a grand job up to now of using the spread of AIDs as a reason to support an Anti-Homosexuality Bill because of course it is only the gays of the country causing it right? Well actually wrong. The Uganda AIDS Commission has proven far from it being a gay [...]
Rachel Maddow last night interviewed the head of the Healing Foundation and former gay, Richard Cohen, about the part he has played in the construction of the Anti Homosexuality bill in Uganda. Cohen began the interview saying he believed that he and his organization had had little influence on the Bill, highlighting that the punishment [...]
Phillipa Drew, an openly gay woman who was previously a high ranking British government official, has urged the GLBT community in the USA to come out of its “national closet” at the 25th annual Gay and Lesbian Leadership Conference in San Francisco last week. Saying she believed it was a crucial step in helping protect [...]
Did LGBT Supporters Pepsi Sponsor A Ugandan Concert That Called For Gay People To Have Their Throats Slit?
Pepsi are well known for supporting LGBT rights, however last weekend saw their reputation take rather a large knock after it was discovered that the company had apparently sponsored a concert in Uganda that saw musicians on stage calling for gay people to have their throats slit. Featuring Beenie Man, an artist well known for [...]
Sweden has become the latest country to voice their anger about Uganda’s plan to push forward with a bill that would act to criminalise homosexuality and make it punishment by death. Acting to not only condemn the action, the Swedish development assistance minister, Gunilla Carlosson has also been quoted as saying that the Swedish govenment [...]
A plan by Uganda to criminalise homosexuality in the country via the 2009 Anti Homosexuality Bill has been met with anger, not only by the LGBT community in Uganda but also by governments around the world. Recommending that those caught having gay sex repeatedly be put to death, this law would also see those who [...]