The Department of State is broadening its look at the treatment of LGBT Africans

By: Wednesday March 3, 2010 8:01 pm

Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a letter in January to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk because of his concern over what he called the barbarity of Uganda‘s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill (“kill the gays bill”). In his response to Senator Wyden, the Department of State’s Assistant Secretary of Legislative Affairs, [...]

460,000 sign petition opposing the Ugandan gay genocide bill

By: Tuesday March 2, 2010 11:47 am

Over 462,000 people have signed a petition urging Parliament to drop the gay genocide bill. “CLIMATE OF FEAR: Frank, a Ugandan human rights advocate fighting the bill, has received threats & must protect his identity” Uganda: Rights Not Repression Gay Ugandans may be sentenced to death if legislation being debated right now passes. High level [...]

Southridge High’s Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally draws 800, Part 1

By: Monday February 1, 2010 5:14 pm

As 800 marchers coming from three different starting points converged on Beaverton, Oregon’s City Park for the rally portion of the Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally, it was hard to believe that the event was conceived by a few students only six weeks prior. It is a testament to the shared urgency so many [...]

Southridge High’s Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally draws 800, Part 2

By: Monday February 1, 2010 5:12 pm

Part 1 of this diary provided coverage of the march and the first half of speeches from the January 23rd Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally in Beaverton, Oregon.  Most of the speeches recounted in Part 1 were given by political figures.  Here in Part 2 you will hear more from the students themselves, as [...]

Ugandan clergy use children as hate grenades

By: Friday January 22, 2010 5:06 pm

In a stomach-churning article, Ugandan “pastors” proudly describe their deployment of children in their genocidal war against gays. Thousands of children in Uganda Friday demonstrated against homosexuality on the streets of the country’s capital Kampala.  The children carried placards supporting the anti-gay bill which was recently tabled in Parliament by Member of Parliament David Bahati. [...]

Uganda Hearing Webcast is Today

By: Thursday January 21, 2010 1:10 pm

Update: Note sure what’s up with the video, but you can follow Tweets of @chrisgeidner (Law DOrk) and @JRatevosian (AmFar) Today’s hearing of the hearing on the Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda will be webcast from 2:00-3:30 PM EST.   Go to the website of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and click on the icon. [...]

Uganda President Museveni says foreign leaders talk to him about "gays"

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 2:04 pm

Russell, an organizer of the Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally, a high school student-led event to be held in Beaverton, OR on January 23rd, tipped me off to the blog GayUganda.  Being Ugandan, the blogger certainly offers valuable insight into the local situation. GayUganda’s January 13th post is particularly interesting to me in light [...]

Senator Ron Wyden asks for review of Uganda’s trade status if the gay genocide bill passes

By: Wednesday January 13, 2010 1:55 am

Concerned by what he calls the “barbarity” of Uganda‘s proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill (“kill the gays bill”), U.S. Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) sent a strong letter on Tuesday to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.  Wyden is Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee’s subcommittee on International Trade, Customs and Global Competitiveness. [...]

OR: Plans solidifying for Southridge High School student clubs’ "Respect Humanity" rally

By: Monday January 11, 2010 10:00 am

Update: Beaverton Mayor Denny Doyle confirmed to speak at rally. Note: please tweet, fb, and recommend the DailyKos version of this diary.  Thx! So much has happened in the scant two weeks since my initial post about the upcoming “Respect Humanity: Uganda March and Rally” that I thought an update post was needed. As you [...]

Senator Chuck Grassley finally denounces Uganda’s gay genocide bill

By: Sunday December 13, 2009 2:36 pm

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley has been under pressure to denounce Uganda’s gay genocide bill because of his association with The Family, a group of “Christian” politicians with strong ties to Uganda’s president and to Ugandan legislators who introduced the bill.  Although Grassley tellingly makes no mention of it on his website, the Iowa Independent reports: [...]

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