Category Archives: Human Rights

Gay Rights Groups Still NOT Recruiting Children

Uganda’s Ethics and Integrity Minister is drooling over a document he has misinterpreted. In an article in The Observer, also highlighted on the blog Towleroad, we read that a strategy document developed by gay civil rights advocacy groups was confiscated: … Continue reading

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Anti-Gay Police Raid in Uganda

Even if the “Kill the Gays” bill never gets passed in Uganda, prejudice, homophobia and a lack of respect for human rights will live on. As reported on the LGBTQ Nation blog yesterday, Ugandan police raided a gay rights meeting … Continue reading

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Invisible Children Funding Infographic from Upworthy

Interesting infographic from Upworthy. Thoughts?

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What Would Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Think of The Expat Life?

On this day 44 years ago, April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was shot and killed. It is interesting reflecting on this sitting here in Uganda where sometimes it is hard to tell he ever lived. I’ve been … Continue reading

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Ugandan Blogger on Kony 2012

Here is a video created by Rosebell Kagumire, a respected journalist and blogger in Uganda, with her thoughts on the Kony 2012 video: Please pass this on, as it is important – AND DIFFICULT – to get the voices of … Continue reading

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Invisible Children Controversy

OK – after I sent out that last post, I got a lot of questions about whether I have changed my past views on Invisible Children since I chose to promote their video. I should have been more clear. While … Continue reading

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Kony 2012

Invisible Children has come up with another powerful campaign, Kony 2012, and another powerful video that you can view here: While I am bracing myself for an onslaught of media making it sound like the war is still happening in … Continue reading

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Slavery Really Wasn’t So Bad, According to the Tea Party

There should be a global outcry against the Tea Party for this one. Apparently they want to change American school textbooks to make slavery look like it really wan’t that big a deal in our history. A Huffington Post article … Continue reading

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It’s Back.

As I suspected, the “Kill the Gays Bill” has returned as a priority item for the new Parliament in Uganda. It will be interesting to see if the death penalty aspect is still stripped out, or if it has been … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Blogging

One of the best things about blogging is that you get to interact with your readers, unlike most other forms of writing. A good friend, and one of my favorite Devil’s Advocates, had some great perspectives on my last post … Continue reading

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