“Update: May 9 2011 It’s monstrous — thousands of Ugandans could face the death penalty — just for being gay. On Wednesday, Parliament may pass a law that punishes homosexuality with death – we have 48 hours to act.
We’ve stopped this bill before, and we can do it again. Ugandan President Museveni is scared of losing valuable international aid from the West — after a massive international outcry last year, he stopped the bill from coming to a vote. But political unrest is mounting in Uganda, and religious extremists in Parliament are hoping confusion and violence in the streets will distract the international community from a second push to pass this hate-filled law. We can show them that the world is still watching. If we block the vote for two more days until Parliament closes, the bill will expire forever.
With 48 hours to go, every moment counts. Over half a million of us have already joined the call — let’s get to one million voices against Uganda’s gay death penalty in the next 48 hours — sign now then spread the word about this campaign!”
Posted on Tuesday, 10 May
Tagged as: gay rights activism Uganda death penalty human rights civil rights east africa sad hate crimes