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Tabloid Puts Gay Lives In Danger With Deplorable Expose

Red_Pepper_Exposed_Gay_Uganda_0And you thought American tabloids were unethical? Direct on the heels of Uganda’s harsh anti-homosexual legislature being signed into law on national television, a Ugandan tabloid has published a list of the nation’s “Top 200 Homosexuals.”

The list names known gay rights activists and public figures as well as people who have never been outed before. Theres a hip hop singer and even a Catholic priest.

The cover story, published by Red Pepper underneath the headline “EXPOSED,” goes far beyond sensationalism. The threat to gays in Uganda is tangible to say the least, and there’s precedent for this kind of thing to incite very real danger.

rollingstonehangthem-1In 2010, a similar list was published by another tabloid, Rolling Stone (no, not that one) which led to the slaying of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) activist David Kato. At the time, Kato was among the lead voices on the ground lobbying against David Bahati’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.

Earlier this year, Red Pepper published a story on the cover of their hate rag about Ugandan soccer chief Chris Mbiru allegedly having sex with another man, forcing him to flee the country for his safety only to come home and face criminal charges and exorbitant bribes fines.

This latest article is serious bad news; our thoughts are with all those whose safety is even more at risk after the paper hit the stands.

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  • JasonIrl

    Im not a Ugandan or anything, but I’m sure it wouldn’t be a bad idea to blur out those faces like every other news website.

  • Sammy Schlipshit

    More of the results from the more crazed ‘christians’ from here in the states.

    The nut job homophobes have and are losing their stranglehold on ‘mericans so for the past decade or so they have been exporting their evil and ignorance to other less ‘developed’ countries.

    It’s all about inciting fear and lies.

  • LubbockGayMale

    It’s not a tabloid, but a propaganda machine much like FauxNEWS. Just putting out the names that the government wants silenced, but without the government getting smeared by the taint of a pogrom against gays.

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  • Paul F

    I wonder if they compose their little scandal rag on a windows based computer. It would be so nice to hack it and photo shop the vile persons who wrote the law and signed it, on to some good old fashioned gay porn pictures. Maybe write up an article to go with it telling how much they love the gay sex and child recruiting. Come on anonymous!

  • corey

    And ofcourse like when Dr. Tiller was killed by a Bill O’Reilly fan, they can say something similar to what Bill said after calling Dr. Tiller the Killer on national TV more than once: “dont blame me!” It’s like the old saying, we all have free speech but this doesn’t mean it’s legal to scream “FIRE” in a crowded movie theater!

  • Tad

    What do you expect of them? Africa has been influenced by American-fed religious dogma for decades and we’re seeing the result. Unfortunately, these leaders tend not to be the brightest knives in the drawer, but they know hoe to survive. Of course, it’s reinforces what many believe, much of Africa is not ready to embrace civil society or democratic governance. The stats are not good almost anywhere you look on that continent. Zimbabwe or Nigeria, anyone? Exactly.

  • Respect4all

    And we thought Idi Amin was crazy. Maybe there’s something in the water in Uganda.

  • Sammy Schlipshit


    If that’s the case, the water in Russia seems to be polluted by the same mental illness inducing ingredients….and some areas of here in the USA.

    I give all responsibility to ‘religion’….and everyday ignorance.

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