How Can We Support LGBT Ugandans? Like This.

Published: February 20, 2014

The situation for LGBT people in Uganda is dire, with President Yoweri Museveni poised to sign a draconian anti-gay bill into law. The new law will impose a lifetime prison sentence for the "crime" of "aggravated homosexuality," mandate jail time for sexual acts between members of the same sex, compel people to turn in anyone they know who has engaged in same-sex sexual conduct, and penalize them if they fail to do so.

 
But what can we in the West do? What actions can we take that will be helpful, rather than harmful, for LGBT Ugandans who will soon have to live under this appalling law?
 
Prominent Ugandan LGBT activists Frank Mugisha, Jeffrey Ogwaro, Kasha Jacqueline, Pep Julian Onziema, and Adrian Jjuuko of the Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law have released a list of suggested actions that we can take to help our persecuted LGBT siblings in that country
 
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