Being gay in Uganda is front page news--scary

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Nov 2nd, 2010, 03:50 AM
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Being gay in Uganda is front page news--scary

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-11666789



http://www.mg.co.za/article/2010-10-...d-after-outing
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 04:07 AM
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Have you compared the situation to Serbia?
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 09:32 AM
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I didn't read the article, but my son used to live in Kampala and he had a woman friend who basically had to flee the country to avoid being arrested for being gay.
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 04:32 PM
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Have you read Jeff Sharlet's book "The Family"? It's about the C Street religious Congresspeople. They are very involved in Uganda and their "kill the gays" bill there. It's disgusting - and worse that anyone from the US would push this.
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 06:15 PM
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I haven't heard of the book, but I'll look for it now.
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Nov 2nd, 2010, 09:46 PM
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The connection is not in the book. See this (about half way down):

http://www.npr.org/templates/transcr...ryId=120746516

Google the family Uganda maddow for some video.
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Jan 28th, 2011, 05:31 PM
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Sadly, this is also the case in Egypt. I know of a few people who were gay and they lived VERY discreet lives.
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Feb 16th, 2014, 04:41 AM
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More disturbing news, from Uganda and Nigeria:

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/wo...tion.html?_r=0



http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/16/wo...s-capital.html
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Feb 17th, 2014, 09:37 AM
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I'm a British woman living in Uganda.
For gay travellers wishing to come to Uganda, I'd say, don’t be put off, it's a fabulous country. I've had a number of gay friends working/touring here, but they've been very careful who they tell they're gay (usually not the locals, most people just don’t get it). As a tourist, people are likely to just ignore your behaviour not comment on it, but wouldn’t take that as a green light to broadcast your sexuality or your views; this is essentially quite a conservative country, and – like it or not - what is acceptable to you back home may be offensive in another country, so tread carefully.
Men & women kissing in public is frowned upon (yet Ugandans sure let it all hang out on the dancefloor! )The world can be a confusing place... esp here, where you can see grown men and women (of all ages) walking down the streets of Kampala holding hands or arm in arm - but in a purely platonic way.
I don’t think the average Ugandan really cares very much about what happens behind closed doors; a lot of hysteria has been created by extremists such as born-againers and evangelicals.
Uganda is a wonderful country. Feel free to check out my blog Diary of a Muzungu www.muzungubloguganda.com
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