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Val Kalende Lost Her Newspaper Job Because She Doesn’t Endorse Executing Gays

While the rest of the world’s media types complain about losing their jobs because of budget cuts, “Ugandan lesbian activist Val Kalende says she lost her newspaper job for her outspoken opposition to a proposed Uganda law that would impose life imprisonment and even the death penalty on gay people. She blames her country’s virulent homophobia on misunderstanding and a scheming president.” Silly Val: Laid off newspaper staffers should always blame blogs. (J/K: Val is awesome.)

By:          John Rogers
On:           Jul 22, 2010
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    • johndear

      She’s a brave woman. Oh and Kudos for covering activists in other countries.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 8:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • So Over it!!

      A true hero!!!

      Jul 22, 2010 at 9:41 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • bluenosedive

      Don’t give up sister. You have tons of sisters and brothers around the world.

      Jul 22, 2010 at 11:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • GEW

      So, who’s offereing her a new job?

      Jul 23, 2010 at 12:04 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eurasian Lynx

      She’s my hero! Being an outspoken woman with socially progressive views in a country like Uganda? THAT’S bravery.

      Jul 23, 2010 at 12:06 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • drums

      This is true courage. It’s easy to take a stand when your life isn’t in danger, but to stick to her guns under circumstances such as those in Uganda is awe-inspiring. I hope someone recognises her bravery and gives her an even better job. (The pessimistic side of me adds “or at the very least I hope she gets to stay alive.”)

      Jul 23, 2010 at 12:30 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • SG

      Very heroic considering what happens to gay activists in that country.

      Jul 23, 2010 at 8:00 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • aMarySue

      I can’t believe you’re all being so grown up. Is no one going to join in with me pointing out how hot she is?

      Even if she does look like someone told her to ‘make a tragic, noble face’ just before this pic.

      Jul 23, 2010 at 10:36 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

      Good job, hopefully she stays safe after all this media coverage.

      Jul 24, 2010 at 9:39 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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