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Bob (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 26/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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Ilost my job after the Red pepper published alist of homosexuals including my name and the boss even threatened me to hand over me to police and now following the recent publication of the rolling stone saying that gays are after recruiting children i got insults from some people how threat ed to kill me if they see me talking with any of their children. This has forced me to move away from that area and i fear going to village as most of the people in the village are aware that am agay so am not safe anything can happen to me anytime but i can not change my identity and i can not trust anybody now . so life is full of isolation ,insults threats and violence its quite problematic Gays and Lesbians rights Uganda GLRU
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steven kasiko (user currently living in NEW ZEALAND) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 24/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, sexual orientation
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Gays and lesbians are suffering hate crimes on a daily basis some families have thrown people out, we have lesbians and gay men sleeping on the streets of Kampala because they have nowhere to stay. some relatives have organised for lesbians to be raped. Iike Mukasa has gone through this its only those who are brave ,bold that come out to speak i think now gays and lesbians in Uganda have reached one million its high time we all come out and begin a rigorous campaign demanding for recognition and equal rights.Let us have our right to privacy, right to education life and health .Please just live us to live in peace we know that some people find homosexuality reprehensible but just live us in peace. Some lesbians have been stripped naked in church in the name of healing them from lesbianism being abused by people who claim they re men of God reported to the police but nothing is done Its high time we begin to decamp gain African governments that have failed to recognise the rights of homosexuals like president Museveni 'S government which has been responsible carrying out arbitrary arrest torture imprisonment of gays since September 1999 that has resulted into anumber of homosexuals losing their life's on the basis of orders from the above this has been done by the the Uganda Peoples’ Defence Force (UPDF) and its military intelligence branch, Chieftaincy of Military Intelligence (CMI),Internal Security Organization (ISO),cmi, ISO, and other security agencies,Violent Crime Crack Unit (VCCU), a special unit comprised of CMI, ISO, and other security agen­cies, replacing Operation Wembley, tasked with stopping crimethe police and its Criminal Investigation Department [CID] and RRU
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peter (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 23/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, laws and leadership , marriage / civil unions
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Some of us have been a victim of inhuman treatment.police raided my home in 2005, took away documents and arrested my guest, beat him.
We were treated in a degrading and inhumane way. Many of us have continued to such similar injustice but no one cares such human rights violations are unacceptable We have had enough of the abuse, neglect and violence. and the government is found of denying the existences of police brutality,now the clergy are all the time demonising us. This acts are forcing homosexuals to live double not of our choice something should be done
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steven kasiko (user currently living in NEW ZEALAND) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 18/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights +5
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Let us combine and continue to speak out and fight against the forces of hatred being spearheaded by the church, the president, first lady community leaders and the Ugandan press. In Uganda the press is now leading the hate campaigns as they are found of giving description that are very detailed and personal which are dangerous for the person named and depicted. The Red pepper has produced a number of articles that demonise homosexuals on 24 September 2010 it came out with an article HOMO TERROR launching a Vite smear campaign against Mworeko the tabloid placed his picture on the front page under the screaming headline "This gay monster raped boys in school, but failed to bonk his wife". In all my years of activism this was one of the most disgusting immoral vile, smear campaign i have ever witnessed and now even children have joined the hate campaigns like the anti-gay rally last year.Surprisingly the human rights watch never came out to condemn or stop them.The Redpepper newspaper is owned by General Saleh Caleb Akandwanaho a brother to presdient Museveni that 's why it has gone on for along time enjoying the impunity of smearing homos as the editors are aware they are protected by the government this prompted the Rolling Stone to also come out with an article calling for Hanging homosexuals. Of recent President Museveni came out and said Homosexuals have no place in Uganda as if we are not Ugandans again no one came out to condemn Museveni or remind him about the Universal Declaration of human rights Article 2 that states " Everyone is entitled to all the rights and freedoms set forth in this Declaration, without distinction of any kind, such as race, colour, sex, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, property, birth or other status.".President Museveni is Robert Mugabe of Uganda a homophobic tyrant who tramples on democracy and human rights.With this acts its time that we must redouble our efforts to stop the hate campaign that has infected Uganda and other nations in Africa sparking anti gay witch hunts as sexual orientation is a universal right
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kasiko steven (user currently living in NEW ZEALAND) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 17/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, laws and leadership +0
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I together with religious conservatism and laws inspired by the judeo-Christian traditions and inherited from the colonial era, have combined to make Uganda and Africa a thorny ground for homosexuality. In the n uganda the hatred for homosexual has gone increasing because many Africans have anarrow view of homosexuality What I want us to remove from people is that whenever you mention gays or same sex relationships, they just think about sex, sex, sex, and nothing postive against gays“We are human being who need some one to live with, In the companionship and encouragement; there are so many things we can do other than thinking about sex and criminalising our acts such deep rooted mindset together with together with religious conservatism and laws inspired by the judeo-Christian traditions and inherited from the colonial era and our con tuned hatred by president Museveni has put lives of gays in danger with no protection, have combined to make Uganda and Africa a thorny ground for homosexuality. The hate campaign has also resulted into some people coming up with fake research claiming that gays are more promiscuous and more likely to catch HIV than heterosexual men; more likely to abuse drugs and suffer mental disorders and the life expectancy of a homosexual man is almost half that of heterosexuals. which are baseless
The problem withour leaders/ President is that they have refused to have dialogue with us,� “Instead of calling us to understand us, hear our views, hear our stories, they just push us away
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kasiko s (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers in response to this story on 14/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, illegality of male to male relationships
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Hope one day the world stops all the time focusing on us because of us beig homosexuals up to now some of us have failed to come to terms with the death of kato most especially we who were close to him his death has brought bad memories to some of us basing on what we have experienced because of being gays . he stood tall in the unwavering face of opposition as so many gays were disappearing under unclear circumstances
To some of us, we yarn for that day come when we will feel safe and live openly. being gay in Uganda has put me through a lot, with my family and some of my friends running away from the state. ,I also look for that day when the world focuses on other people not me because of being a gay
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peter (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 14/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, laws and leadership +5
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Of recent the church has taken the lead in the fearless battle against homosexuality and lesbianism. i happened attend pastor Males church the sermon of the day was focused on gays . the pastor preached anumber of things against homosexuality like its is unnatural.ungodly erodes the country much cherised culture and that it leads to destruction of morals and threatens human race and blamingtheir acts for being responsible for the misfortune of the country like famine ,drought and new disease because of God not being happy.He also told them that disheartening gays have now reached schools busy brain washing innocent children . These groups are being supporrted by the donors and western NGO under the disguise of sexual orientation as auniversal right.He told the congregation to use every means available to fight against these people either using force or peacefull methods as homosexuality has no place in Uganda. A fter the church service i happened to interact with anumber of people who had been attending the service and asked them one question which was What will you do to your son or daughter incase you find out he or she is agay or lesbians and these are the responses i got
1-Others told me it cant happen
2-Hand them to police for imprisonment
3-Disown them chase, them from the family,and if possible from the village
4-Others talked of killing them
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Enter your full name here (user currently living in NETHERLANDS) posted for gay readers on 13/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights, sexual orientation, illegality of female to female relationships, illegality of male to male relationships
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We demand Equal rights for everyone, whomever they love!

Article 1 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights states that " All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights�.

We, the undersigned, call on the UN to eliminate the threats, harassment and attacks on any individual due to their actual, or perceived, sexual orientation.

Gay rights are Human rights and we urge you to you reaffirm an individual's right to enjoy safety and security regardless of their sexual orientation.


http://www.gopetition.com/petitions/stop-lgbt-oppression-in-africa.html

Regards
African Gay Youth Foundation
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(user currently living in NETHERLANDS) posted for gay lesbian readers in response to this story on 09/06/2011
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Translation of my story in Uganda: When I was there I walked with a friend with rasta-hair in een small street. We were stopped by the police who asked me if he was bothering me. When I denied the asked me for money because they did have any supper yet. Meanwhile we walked towards the crowded street and then they were gone. I told the story to a police-officer and he said it was know, but difficult to do something abt. it.
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(user currently living in NETHERLANDS) posted for gay readers on 09/06/2011 tagged with tourism, human rights
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Ik liep met een vriend met rastahaar, in een rustige straat in Kampala en we werden aangehouden door 2 politieagenten die aan mij vroegen of "that person" mij lastig viel en of ik wel wist dat hij homo was. Op mijn ontkenning vroegen ze in eerste instantie geld aan mij "because they didn't eat yet" en probeerden ze hem in het nauw te drijven maar doordat we onder het praten doorliepen kwamen we gelukkig weer tussen de mensen en lieten ze ons met rust. Uiteraard heb ik het gemeld bij een politie-officier maar die zei dat het bekend was, maar er nog weinig aan te doen is.
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ssebowa (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay lesbian bisexual readers on 09/06/2011 tagged with adoption, hate crime and violence prevention
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Life here is like living in hell even your own parents disown you no one wants to assoc ate with you they wish you death as you are disgrace to them the all village will hate you.you become the topic of the village some people begin to accuse youof allsorts of things if they see you talking with any youththey say you want to recruit him and what happens after talking with that person they make afollow up to ask him what you have been telling him. even some people tell you to leave the village otherwise they will kill you accusing you that you are the cause of the disasters that the village have been experiencing they talk of wanting to Lynch you burn you so you have to be so care full with the people you interact with they may even report you to police
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kasiko steven (user currently living in NEW ZEALAND) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual intersex readers on 04/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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Iwas arrested with some other members by police in 2007 for attending agay meeting following the local council chairman informing the police about our illegal meeting we were seriously beaten by police and detained we were requested to demonstrate how have sex with fellow men after releasing us some of us were hospitalised but we could do nothing to the police in fact they told us that they are just helping us otherwise the evidence they have against us is overwhelming for imprisonment the release came as ares ult of some members giving them bribe I even lost my job after the boss coming to know about it that am agay.The second time we were romancing with my partner then some one informed the police who raided my house took my photos as part of evidence imprisoned again i was seriously beaten by the police accusing me of recruiting children the community wanted to kill me requesting the police to leave me so that they can work on beat me mob justice later i had to bribe them to release me when the people hard that the police had released they decided to destroy my house but nothing has been done by the authorities and they have decided to chase me away from the village that am an evil and Satan Alot has ahppened to me but this is the price you pay for doing what you belive in or expressing your feeling
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muko (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay lesbian readers on 03/06/2011 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention, human rights
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When hate hits the country were are we to have shelter
In Uganda due to widespread ignorance about sexual orientation the hatred of homosexuals has increased of recent now in most of the schools children ared being given ant gay sermons .the hate propaganda is so effective in that even in the rural areas people are beginning to express their hate for gays some even promising to killed,disown their children in case they become homosexuals. In one village person trying to explain to rural people about the gays having their rights was seriously beaten only to be saved by the local council accusing him of trying to recruit children int acts of homosexuality. Persecution of homosexual is so common, intimidation and this is being done by the police but nothing can be done some people have been lynched now the new bill has put gays at the lime light .so in Uganda you have to be so care full if people identify you your life is danger and in case anything happens to you the police will begin accusing you if people tell them that you are a homosexual do not expect much protection from the police avery good case study is that of Kato Uganda police accused him of wanting to force aboy into having sex with him
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Kato Killing Must Serve as Catalyst for Change
US president has mourned murder of Ugandan Gay activist – Ugandan leaders should do the same.
By Veronica Oakeshott - International Justice - ICC
ACR Issue 287,
2 Feb 11

Veronica Oakeshott

Veronica Oakeshott
IWPR Consultant

I met David Kato on his last trip to the United Kingdom, just a few months before his brutal murder last week. He was in London to attend an international conference on HIV and AIDS.

It is hard to imagine someone so physically small taking on the Ugandan establishment, but that is exactly what this softly spoken gay rights activist did, every day of his life.

While Ugandan politicians debated new anti-gay legislation, religious leaders preached the evils of homosexuality and newspapers printed vitriol and incited violence, Kato talked passionately about his right to live safely and openly as a gay man.

He did not dwell on the time he spent in hiding or in jail for his activism, but simply pointed to the impossibility of doing HIV prevention work amongst the gay community in such circumstances.

A few days ago, battered to death in his home, this tiny man paid the ultimate price for his huge courage.

His murder was the culmination of 16 months of terror for the Ugandan gay community.

In October 2009, David Bahati, a Ugandan member of parliament, introduced an anti-homosexuality bill into parliament. The bill proposed the death penalty for homosexuals who pass on the AIDS virus; life imprisonment for “intent to commit homosexuality”; and a public requirement to report gays to the authorities.

There was condemnation from around the world - but in Uganda the bill was widely welcomed. It is currently making its way through parliament.

Kato and his colleague Frank Mugisha, chair of the human rights organisation Sexual Minorities Uganda, were two men who dared speak out. Finding little sympathy at home, they travelled abroad to highlight their struggle and call for help.

In early 2010, as policy adviser to the UK’s all-party group on HIV and AIDS, I organised Mugisha’s visit to the Westminster parliament to meet the then foreign office minister and openly gay legislator, Chris Bryant. It was, for Mugisha, a vision of what politics could be like.

“At this moment [in Uganda] it would be political suicide for a [member of parliament] to come out and support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people,” he marvelled.

Six months later, back in Uganda, the national newspaper, Rolling Stone (unrelated to the US magazine of the same name), splashed a story across its front page, outing Uganda’s “top one hundred homos”. The piece gave names and addresses of gay men - amongst them Mugisha and Kato, whose faces were pictured in the paper. On the front page a banner read, “Hang them!”

The lives of both men were in danger but instead of hiding, they fought back. Kato successfully took the newspaper to court winning the paltry sum of 1.5 million Ugandan shillings (650 US dollars) for invasion of privacy and a permanent injunction preventing Rolling Stone from running a similar story again.

The court case was still running when I saw Kato last November at the London AIDS conference. Even then, after months of hell, he was in fighting form, reminding delegates that gay rights were not just about privacy but the right to be open about who you are, without fear.

He was politely heard out, even praised for his bravery by some delegates, but a few others - also supposedly AIDS experts - tried to cut discussion of gay rights short with remarks like, “It is nothing to do with us”, or “These are private matters”.

But Kato’s murder shows how wrong they were. Someone wielding a hammer killed Kato, but it was public opinion, stoked up by the press, and certain preachers and politicians, that turned him into a figure of hate.

In the end, it must be Ugandans themselves who decide they have gone too far. But despite the murder, there are no signs of a change of heart. Even the pastor at Kato’s funeral last Friday, according to Reuters, saw fit to denounce homosexuality, saying, “People are turning away from the scriptures. They should turn back; they should abandon what they are doing.”

Meanwhile, the managing editor of Rolling Stone said in a statement that he condemned the murder of Kato and felt sorry for his family, but told the London-based Guardian that he had “no regrets” about publishing Rolling Stone’s front page story.

The president of the United States has found time to make a statement mourning Kato’s death. It is time for Ugandan leaders to do the same.

If Kato’s death can be a catalyst for change, he will not have died in vain.

Veronica Oakeshott is an IWPR consultant, currently coordinating an election-reporting project in Nigeria.

The views expressed in this article are not necessarily the views of IWPR.
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http://www.change.org/petitions/to-the-ugandan-government---homophobia-anywhere-is-a-threat-to-freedom-everywhere

As the advocacy officer for a rights group called Sexual Minorities Uganda, David Kato was one of Uganda's most high profile gay rights activists. Just weeks after winning a court victory over a tabloid that called for homosexuals to be killed he has been bludgeoned to death in his home.

David was one of a team of activists who took action against Uganda's Rolling Stone tabloid newspaper which had been running a campaign both naming and showing people it claimed were homosexual. The pictures featured on the front page, with an accompanying headline - "hang them". David was one of those pictured.

In response to the murder of David Kato, the managing editor of the weekly Rolling Stone, said in a statement that he had "no regrets about the story. We were just exposing people who were doing wrong."

Homophobia has increased in Uganda recently because of church action but also because of political action. An anti-homosexual bill currently before parliament calls for gays and lesbians to be jailed for life. This bill was sponsored by Ndorwa West, MP David Bahati, a legislator from President Museveni's ruling National Resistance Movement (NRM).

It is time for the Ugandan government to act. It is time for the government to publicly condemn the murder of David Kato, condemn homophobic publications such as the Rolling Stone, and to publicly condemn homophobia in Uganda. It is time for the Ugandan government to start educating Ugandans to stop homophobia. Please sign this petition to the Ugandan Government and to President Yoweri Museveni to end homophobia in Uganda.

""Homophobia is like racism and anti-Semitism and other forms of bigotry in that it seeks to dehumanize a large group of people, to deny their humanity, their dignity and personhood" - Coretta Scott King

Homophobia anywhere, is a threat to freedom everywhere.
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(user currently living in UNITED STATES) posted for gay readers on 03/02/2011 +10
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THE AUDIO PRESENTATION THAT IS INSPIRING AN INTERNATIONAL OUTCRY AGAINST UGANDA - DAVID KATO MURDERED AND OTHERS LOCKED IN PRISONS FOR LIFE JUST FOR BEING GAY

THE AUDIO PRESENTATION THAT IS DESTINED TO CHANGE THE ENTIRE CONTINENT OF AFRICA – CLICK ON LINK BELOW TO LISTEN:
http://betweentheraindrops.podomatic.com/entry/2011-01-29T13_39_26-08_00
"Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere"
-Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

GLOBAL AUTHOR

Internationally Acclaimed Author and Lecturer Terry Angel Mason



Uganda, My Heart Weeps for You!

A GLOBAL AUTHOR'S RESPONSE TO THE PROPOSED LEGISLATIVE GENOCIDE IN UGANDA -- by Terry Angel Mason

Uganda, Uganda, my heart weeps for you! For you kill, murder, and imprison the innocent (those who express love differently) in the name of The Righteous One, but it is clear that you do not know Him!

Like America, you label them pedophiles and child molesters, yet continue to close your eyes to the true heterosexual offenders, allowing them to continually rape your children and infect them with AIDS; men who foolishly believe that this will cure them from the pandemic.

It has been said that you freed yourself from the tyranny and oppression of a king (Mwanga) who was demented, greedy, self-serving and who defiled the people and if these things be true, then this is good! But you forgot that even though he was said to be corrupt and accused of raping the people both physically and emotionally for years, still we must judge each human being by their own conduct, character, and deeds, and not punish the innocent for another's sins.

Uganda, Uganda, my heart weeps for you because even though the rain falls frequently upon your land in the south and beautiful lakes run through your northern region, they have not cleansed you from your transgressions for you are still blinded by hatred, fear, and intolerance, and cannot see that the sun rises upon the just and the unjust, so that all men may be wooed to the Creator by love and mercy and not by hatred and discrimination!

For hundreds of years other nations robbed you of your wealth, stole your children and carried them away to foreign lands and enslaved them. Even today, in many regions of your country you suffer from extreme poverty because of usury and exploitation from men who lusted after your riches, saw you could not defend yourself, and carried them away to distant lands.

You must be very careful lest the handwriting of God also appear in judgment for your offenses and likewise be written upon your walls and inscribed in your Constitution now laced with fear and intolerance, having been saturated by the influence of misguided, self-seeking American Evangelists, these words spoken by the prophet Daniel: "MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN" The interpretation:
"God has numbered your kingdom, and finished it; TEKEK: You have been weighed in the balances, and found wanting; PERES: Your kingdom has been divided, and given to another!"

Thousands of you marched in your city streets to rid yourself of a sin that you say will most certainly bring the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah upon your land; but like the Scribes and the Pharisees of Jesus' day, legalism and an incorrect interpretation of the Holy Scriptures have blinded you.

Because of your hatred for what you do not understand, The Prince of Darkness deceives you yet again; prostituting you like the demented king you managed to free yourself from decades ago; have you still not heard the words of Jesus who said, "He was a murderer from the beginning?"

Uganda, Uganda, my heart weeps for you! Don't you know that you cannot kill the innocent, batter and abuse your children, and lock them away in dungeons of cruelty for life simply because you refuse to accept who they really are without the very King of the Universe (whom you claim you worship), championing their cause, and lifting his righteous hand of justice and judgment against you?

He has heard the voices of the children devastated by earthquakes and disaster in Chile, Mexico and Haiti and He has freed the oppressed in America from hundreds of years of discrimination. He has even delivered the Jews from the oppression of a mighty pharaoh (once thought invincible) in Egypt. Surely, He will not turn a deaf ear to innocent same-gender-loving people in your country, nor allow you to murder them without cause and your land and your people not be judged for doing so!
Uganda, Uganda, I alone do not weep, "FOR A VOICE WAS HEARD IN RAMAH, WEEPING AND GREAT MOURNING, RACHEL WEEPING FOR HER CHILDREN; AND SHE REFUSED TO BE COMFORTED, BECAUSE THEY WERE NO MORE!" (Matthew 2:18)
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stephen (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay readers on 08/09/2010 +0
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Am Muhwezi Stephen, the founder of Rainbow Uganda , a community based organisation in western uganda with its operation center in Mbarara, this area has got a number of university's and its been growing, according to the goverment , Mbarara will be granted a city status, soon though its still being tabled, the population of the LGBT people is growing tremendously and yet there on services that close to then,

our work plan is to establish an LGBT resource center, that will offer

safe “drop-in” space; developing programming in support of visibility, education, and outreach; opening an LGBT library; providing advice, referral, and counseling; and maintaining stability and continuity in developed programs.


we are inquiring, how and when would we submit in our work plan / proposal, when need help to make western uganda an LGBT friendly society, and to help our brother and sisters in the process of coming out

the moderator
Rainbow uganda
p.o.box 1611 mbarara, Uganda

rainbowuganda@yahoo.com
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rainbowuganda
FACEBOOK……. rainbowuganda
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bwankwanzi olivia (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay lesbian transgender bisexual readers in response to this story on 13/07/2010 tagged with human rights
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There is nothing to be ashamed of, God created us differently and we all ought to tolerate and respect each other so as to live in the community harmoniously. What surprises me most is the hypocrisy of our people. They would rather live in denial than face their challenges. It will take people like you and me for the future generations to live free of fear and intimidation.
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bwankwanzi olivia (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for transgender readers on 20/05/2010 tagged with hate crime and violence prevention
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In school we are told to hate and shun those who are bold enough to admit that they are different and we have all learned to live according to what society expects us to be. Am moving out of the closet to start living my live as i have always wanted it, It is hard to lie and harder to lie to yo self.I guess am tired of lying to my self,am attracted to a woman.
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masumbuku (user currently living in KENYA) posted for gay lesbian straight readers on 19/05/2010 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships
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I have always wondered why people out rightly condemned the gays and lesbians.My story is like this: We had planed to hold one of the most secret meeting on how we could silently practice our rights in a given village.But to our dismay,we couldn't tell how the security agencies came to realize about it. We were rounded but being late in the night we managed to escape from the trap. This has just happened just recently.As active members, we encourage others to join us in the fight of our fundamental rights
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KAM (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay readers on 13/04/2010 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships, illegality of male to male relationships, homophobia, law
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I NEED HELP,I LIVE IN UGANDA AND AM A GAY GUY, THE LAW IN UGANDA SAYS THAT IF SOMEONE FINDS OUT OF A GUY PERSON THAT THE GAY PERSON SHOULD BE KILLED.WHAT SHOULD IDO.I NEED HELP
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bweya1712 (user currently living in UGANDA) posted for gay readers on 11/04/2010 tagged with illegality of male to male relationships +9
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i do love the part where you state that "There is no need to be registered on the website, and your story will be completely anonymous" To some of us, we ask ourselves when will that day come that i will feel safe and live openly. being gay in Uganda has put me through a lot, lost jobs, family and friends now running away from the state. i some times pray and ask God to make me like others, so that the world focuses on other people not me. Straight people think we much love to be who we are. i pray for a world where being straight is being gay. I pray that i get to stay in a free land. Being gay for me is being normal and happy.
Nothing much i can say about being gay in Uganda but only to say that its not normal to stay in Uganda if you are gay because you are reminded of your sexuality and its made an issue of life and death.
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