RELEVANT ANALYSIS AND NEWS COVERAGE
"Gay in Uganda" - The New Yorker, February 2, 2011
"Murder of gay activist David Kato sends chill in Uganda" - The Christian Science Monitor, January 27, 2011
"Senate Passes Resolution Condemning Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Bill and Similar Efforts Worldwide" - Senate.gov, April 14, 2010
"UN rights chief criticizes proposed Uganda legislation against homosexuality" - Jurist, January 15, 2010
"David Bahati, Uganda Lawmaker, Refuses To Withdraw Anti-Gay Bill" - AP, January 10, 2010
"Americans' Role Seen in Uganda Anti-Gay Push" - The New York Times, January 3, 2010
"Uganda's Outrageous New Sex Law" - Foreign Policy, October 28, 2009
"Homophobia in Uganda: Hatred is Not a Cultural Value " - Advocates for Youth, October 23, 2009
"Uganda MP urges death for gay sex" - BBC News, October 15, 2009
"I stand by the bill…I will not withdraw it. We have our children in schools to protect against being recruited into [homosexuality]. The process of legislating a law to protect our children against homosexuality and defending our family values must go on."
- Anti-Homosexuality Bill Author David Bahati, January 2010
FEATURED CAMPAIGN: THE AMERICAN PRAYER HOUR
The following is a video recording of Moses, a young gay man from Uganda, speaking at the February 3, 2010 American Prayer Hourmedia conference in Washington, DC:
This testimony demonstrates the grave extent to which Uganda's LGBT community has been singled out for brutal discrimination and violence. Because Ugandan media have a track record of targeting LGBT people by publishing their names, photos, and home addresses for all to see, Moses, who is currently seeking asylum in the U.S., wore a paper bag on his head out of concern for his personal safety.
Ultimately, Moses' courageous remarks and this inaugural American Prayer Hour event could not have come at a better time. As stated on its campaign website, the Prayer Hour's purpose is to offer a compelling alternative to the National Prayer Breakfast, an event organized by the secretive fundamentalist organization The Family (aka The Fellowship). As numerous observers have pointed out, The Family is directly tied to those spearheading Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill.
For more background, read this blog post on Truth Wins Out.