The Isolation of Uganda’s Gays: Tormented If You Stay In The Closet, And If You Come Out

“Because I don’t want to be killed,” half-laughs this anonymous Ugandan blogger when asked why he doesn’t put his name on his site. “Our anonymity is the most important weapon that we have.” He also makes this crucial point: When you’ve got newspapers freely publishing the names of gays, you also have a reality where many queers don’t know — or have the resources to know — what’s going on around them, like the still-alive Kill The Gays bill. “Usually [gays] don’t have anybody to talk to, you don’t have anybody to explain what is really happening in the country, what is happening in your life.”

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  • T

    We can censure China for Tiananmen Square, we can save the people in the former Yugoslavia from Serbian aggression. we rush to send aid to Georgia but we don’t threaten Uganda.

    I mean we can cut diplomatic ties, institute a travel ban, freeze their assets, even embargo. With a potential LGBT genocide looming I see little to nothing being done. Do we really have to wait till there is another killing fields before we act?

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