Ugandan Activist Frank Mugisha Scared He Might Be Poisoned By Anti-Gay Thugs

After penning an insightful op-ed about the plight of  LGBT people in his native Uganda for The New York Times last month, Frank Mugisha has been on the receiving end of some nasty death threats.

Anow recent article in a local Kampala newspaper smearing him as a liar has put him in even more danger:

“It said that everything we are saying is not true,” he told Michelangelo Signorile in a radio interview. “That we are just trying to get sympathy in the Western world. They put my picture in the newspaper with all these hate words and of course I got a lot of bad emails, bad phones, a lot of harassment against me.”

Mugisha is even worried anti-gay foes might try to poison him.

“Every day of my life here in Uganda I have to be careful of what I do,” he said. “It has reached the point that where I even have to be careful when I’m going to get food in a restaurant, to be sure that the food I’m getting—that I trust the restaurant—because I’m scared I could get poisoned.”

Mugisha is worried about ending up like fellow activist David Kato, who was murdered in his home after his name and photo were published in a local paper. And while we admire Mugisha’s efforts to combat homophobia, we worry for his life too.

Say safe, Frank.

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  • Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva

    What a brave man.

  • Mike UK

    and this in a country that wants the death penalty for gay men!

  • Phantom

    I just hope he will be alright.

  • Kenny

    Aren’t Africans always killing each other? Why should we give a shit?

  • Esculapio Mitiríades Torquemada de la Cueva

    @Kenny: Why should we give a shit about you? Mugisha is 1,000 times the man you will ever be.

  • Larry

    some of the idiot haters on here (kenny) are way too dumb to be gay

  • Alex


    agreed. they must’ve got linked here from Stormfront or something

  • redball

    @Kenny: Ignorant dirty racist bitch

  • Mike UK

    @Kenny: you’re a fuckwit!

  • kiggundu george

    man you so brave keep the spirit.

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