The kill gay bill is on the way to the Ugandan Parliament, again.
For a trans or gay person thats just One Day In Uganda
The bill in it's previous versions included language demanding the death penalty but according to Melanie Nathan that provision might have been removed. However it would still mandate life in prison for people convicted of "Aggravated Homosexuality". Important to note, footage of the LGBT people in the below video is old and totally out of context to the current situation in Uganda.
SMUG (Sexual Minorities Uganda) Statement defines what this means:
This Bill's provisions are draconian. Among them, the Bill states that:
“Any person alleged to be homosexual would be at risk of life imprisonment or in some circumstances the death penalty”
“Any parent who does not denounce their lesbian daughter or gay son to the authorities would face fines of $2,650 or three years in prison”
“Any teacher who does not report a lesbian or gay pupil to the authorities within 24 hours would face the same penalties”
“And any landlord or landlady who happens to give housing to a suspected homosexual would risk 7 years of imprisonment”
Similarly, the Bill threatens to punish or ruin the reputation of anyone who works with the gay or lesbian population, such as medical doctors working on HIV/AIDS, Civil Society leaders active in the fields of sexual and reproductive health; or even religious leaders providing guidance and counseling to people who are unsure of their sexuality or any other consultations. There are claims that the bill has been watered down, however we reiterate our position that we condemn this bill in its entirety.
The existing law has already been employed in an arbitrary way, and this Bill will just intensify that effect. Since it’s first reading, increased campaigns of hate have continued uncontrolled. The violence directed at homosexual Ugandans has resulted in the unwarranted arrests of many people and closure of educational workshops for LGBT persons. We have documented about 17 cases in and outside various courts all over Uganda. These acts of violence have now resulted in murder and suicide of LGBT Ugandans. SMUG’s Advocacy and Litigation Officer David Kato who was brutally murdered at his house in January 2011.
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The reality is the Government with the encouragement of American Christians are using us as scape goats to distract and encourage a willing disgruntled majority to hate on our minority while they profit from the rape of their own county's children.
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