Jan 2, 2013

THE BRAVE KUCHU ACTIVISTS of UGANDA -- FULLY PRESENT: Despite potential passage of the Kill The Gays bill and a hostile environment stoked to an ideological inferno by American Evangelicals proselytizing in Eastern Africa -- UPDATED: False Alarm -- the Rt. Rev. Godfrey Makumbi, Anglican Bishop of West Buganda reports there are NO GAYS in Uganda (so there)!

¨We Are Here: LGBTI in Uganda¨

American-born gay photographer D. David Robinson collected portraits and first-person accounts from lesbian, gay, transgender, and intersex Ugandans, then turned to The Advocate to offer these brave activists a forum to elevate their stories in their own words...

¨American-born photographer D. David Robinson first traveled to Uganda in 2008 and, while living and working in Uganda for the past year, Robinson found himself welcomed into the small but vibrant LGBTI community. Robinson’s new friends repeatedly told him their experiences were unheard in media commentary, even within Uganda. Together they decided to document their lives through photos and first-person stories, shared with the world in order to elevate the voices of these oft-silenced people — a brave and dangerous move in a country where coming out could soon get you a death sentence. ¨

STOP the persecution of LGBTI citizens in Uganda


There are no gay people in Uganda, and more on homosexuality and the African church

One of the more inventive analysis of Uganda's dreadful anti-gay legislation, which the country's parliament seems to dangle over the heads of the international community to watch that community jump, comes from the Rt. Rev. Godfrey Makumbi, Anglican Bishop of West Buganda. He doesn't see a need for the law because he doesn't believe there are any gay people in Uganda.
“I also don’t condone it, but sincerely it is overshadowing other problems,” he said, according to the Ugandan Observer. “Our prime problems are on everyone’s fingertips; corruption, dishonesty, impudence and impunity, human [child] sacrifice, poor service delivery and absolute poverty.”It seemed that at last there was a voice of reason in the conversation about homosexuality in Uganda — that someone with real influence was pointing out that the law is absurd and at best a waste of time and resources¨
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Thanks to D. David Robinson
Thanks to Sunnivie Brydum
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