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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.)