Canadian Government Quietly Funds Ugandan LGBT Groups Fighting “Kill The Gays” Bill

Canada-Gay_FlagMost of us were awakened to the altruistic nature of our neighbors to the north in Argo, when the Canadian ambassador let State Department staffers on the run from Iranian extremists hide in his home.

Now comes word the Canadian government is helping LGBT people in Uganda fight the country’s odious “kill the gays” bill, which was put back on the docket in November.

The Department of Foreign Affairs gave $200,000 last month to local activist groups combating the measure, which will increase penalties for committing or refusing to report homosexual acts. (The death penalty for “aggravated homosexuality” has been added and subtracted so many times we’re not sure whether it’s off the table or not.)

“Canadian officials have conveyed concerns with the bill to Uganda’s Foreign Ministry, [and are] working closely with Ugandan civil society” a DFA spokesperson told the National Post.

The funds, some of which have been earmarked for Kenya, will also help sexual minorities flee the country if the bill passes.

In February, the Canadian government ceased funding the evangelical relief group Crossroads Christian Communications because it preached against homosexuality.


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  • Shanestud

    Watch out Canada….keep that up and like 1812 you may see US troops (Alabama & S. Carolina detachments) invading your country and making it safe for Christians and their religious freedoms

  • MikeE

    please, when talking about Canada, do NOT refer to Ben Affleck’s CIA wet dream, “Argo”.
    That film is a complete fabrication. It is a work of fiction.

    The Canadian ambassador did not let Americans “hide in his home”.

    The Canadian government orchestrated the ENTIRE escape plan. There were no car chases, no tense drama at the airport, and no jeeps chasing airplanes on the tarmac.

    UK and Kiwi embassies NEVER turned away American diplomats. And the character that Affleck plays in the film basically showed up in Iran the day before the “great escape”. He played an incredibly MINOR part in the entire incident. The screen play is based on HIS book, which ridiculously aggrandizes his own insignificant role in the events.

    A complete work of fiction.

    And yes, Go CANADA!
    Fight off those nasty AMERICAN Christo-fascists and their evil deeds in Africa.

  • BradT

    Canada is helping undo this horrible “Kill The Gays” bill in Ugnada after American Republicans conceived it, wrote it and helped it pass including sending funds.
    Bravo Canada!

  • Yiannis

    Well done Canada! Since my visit there, I’ve always had a soft spot for this deeply civilized country.

  • Billysees

    Keep up the good work Canada.

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