Tag Archives: Sexual Minorities Uganda
Press Release from Uganda’s Civil Society on the Murder of David Kato Continue reading
David Kato is just the most recent, and one of the most tragic, flashpoints in the vitriolic debate around gay rights and the “Kill the Gays” bill in Uganda. In the months since this anti-gay movement started hitting the international headlines, there has been a conspicuous absence of calls within the country to step back and have open debate around the issue.
It is a relief to finally see an editorial in a Ugandan paper calling for a sane, compassionate conversation about gay rights that would bring people together rather than further divide them.
I hope all Ugandans read this article and think deeply about it:
Can we talk honestly about homosexuality?
I am not sure if it is possible to have a rational conversation about such an emotional issue, but the first step will be prominent Ugandans having the courage to stand up and say that human rights are a Ugandan cultural value.
Mark D. Jordahl – Kampala Continue reading
A silent voice is a voice for the oppressors. I have not written about the homosexuality issue in Uganda – partly because I have too much to say and partly because I find it so unbelievable, that I keep expecting to blink my eyes and find that none of it happened. But the recent publication of a list of “Top Homosexuals” in Uganda printed along with a banner saying “hang them” compels me to use my voice and not continue to support the oppressors through my silence. Continue reading