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Ugandan Police Take Down Gay Activist

Uganda can’t quit its anti-gay ways. The African nation’s police reportedly got rough with a gay activist this weekend:

A member of the staff of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) Africa regional office in Johannesburg was assaulted by Ugandan police on Friday as she was trying to enter an event at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Kampala.

Victor Juliet Mukasa, a leading Ugandan LGBT human rights activist who was appointed to her IGLHRC post last month, was trying to gain access to the “People’s Space” at CHOGM.

“[Police] threw me down,” Ms. Mukasa told SMUG. “Those who came back to help me from the ground faced it tough. One person was caned for doing so.”

After taking down Mukasa, coppers continued to block the bent boys and girls after taking down Mukasa. At least seven frustrated activists were sent home, but vow to keep fighting the good gay fight. Love that self-determination!