Gay Ugandans The World Stands With You
By Melanie Nathan, Dec 02, 2012.
As Uganda is about to see dawn and open its parliament in the next few hours, the world has erupted into protest; from Paris to New York and back to London, with a tinge of Denmark and more, showing extreme horror at the idea that the Anti-Homosexuality Bill could feasibly see its way toward passage in a matter of hours. Activists around the world want the Ugandan gay community to know we are all at one with through this uncertain and difficult time, and that we will push our Governments to help our fellow Africans who are persecuted and stigmatized for who they are.
Gay Ugandans: The World Stands With You, an ad hoc Facebook Coalition just forming now, providing information and support on the Kill the Gays Bill is reporting the following future and current protests that will take place to support LGBTI Ugandans against Government persecution. If you have any protests or actions you would like to publicize please inform the administrators of the Page by submitting a request via Message at https://www.facebook.com/GayUgandansTheWorldStandsWithYou
Upcoming actions include London on Thurs, Dec. 6, 2 p.m. Ugandan Embassy. More information will be added.
Keep an eye on twitter and these pages for further details @frankmugisha #RMT union activists to hold demo against “Kill the Gays” Bill. Ugandan Embassy London Thur 6 Dec 2pm #LGBT #gay #KilltheGays @Paulcpenny; and
PROTEST AT SPRINGFIELD MA, THE HOME OF HATER SCOTT LIVELY :
Frank Mugisha WILL BE AT THIS EVENT. MUGISHA is a prominent AWARD WINNING advocate for the rights of sexual minorities in Uganda. He is the executive director of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), a leading organization of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) movement in the East African country. He has won awards around the world for his courageous work.
Stop the Hate and Homophobia in Springfield Coalition has been working to raise awareness about Scott Lively, the Springfield-based pastor who inspired the ‘Kill the Gays’ bill in Uganda. Join us for a rally against hate, and then potluck dinner and conversation with Frank Mugisha!
3-4 pm: stand-out protest at
Springfield federal court,
300 state street
Scott Lively is on trial for the charge of ‘persecution’ for his work in Uganda at this courthouse. SMUG is the plaintiff.
5-7 pm: potluck dinner and conversation with frank mugisha at out now office, 32 hampden st., off main st.
Denmark on Monday Dec 03, 2012, as follows:
Monday, December 3, 2012
5:00pm until 6:30pm in UTC+01
Ugandas ambassade,Sofievej 15, 2900 Hellerup
Ugandas parlament er meget tæt på at vedtage en lov, der giver dødsstraf til homoseksuelle. Loven vil også betyde, at venner og familie skal angive homoseksuelle til politiet. Ellers risikerer de tre års fængsel. Læs mere om loven på http://www.amnesty.dk/nyhed/dodsstraf/ugandas-homoseksuelle-i-overhaengende-livsfare
Vi må bekæmpe denne homofobiske lov med alle midler.
Amnesty International, Copenhagen Pride, AllrightsCph og Sabaah demonstrerer foran Ugandas ambassade på Sofievej 15 i Hellerup på mandag
den 3. december kl. 17.00-18.30.
Tag dine venner under armen og kom med. Tag et lys eller en fakkel med til at lyse op i mørket.
Trine Christensen, vice-generalsekretær Amnesty International
Ole Santos, formand for Copenhagen Pride
Nakiganda Hasifah, som har søgt asyl i Danmark vil fortællle om hvor farligt det er at være forkæmper for homoseksuelles rettigheder i Uganda.
See facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/306545416116275/
In Paris a Coalition of LGBT Groups already staged a DIE IN on Saturday Dec 02, 2012
In New York activist Todd Fernandez spearheaded a Protest organized by AEB occurred on Nov 30, 2012.
This NYC Action took place at the Uganda Mission, Nov. 30th. Protesters came from: the United Nations, Universal Unitarians, Center for Constitutional Rights, GetEQUAL, Queer Rising. Event organized by The American Equality Bill (AEB) Project. Chants included; “Gay Rights Are Human Rights. Shame On Uganda” and “Stop Gay Genocide. Arrest Kadaga Now”.
In Washington D.C.The Light Brigade of Maryland launched its illumination of the Ugandan Embassy at Uganda House in Washington D.C. On Saturday Dec 01, 2012:-
Petitions & Campaigns
In addition to the protests numerous petitions are circulating: We only recommend the accurate petitions and caution against those providing false assertions such as that by CREDO, DAILY KOS and ALLOUT which target President Museveni to VETO the Bill. The problem is Museveni cannot VETO the Bill. See Process at http://gayusathemovie.com/2012/12/uganda-parliaments-process-explained-to-pass-the-kill-the-gays-bill/
Instead we recommend you sign the GetEQUAL Petition which can be found at http://getequal.org/Uganda and then also follow the guideline to participate in GetEQUAL’s “Uganda ARREST ME TOO” Campaign. The GetEQUAL Petition.
GetEQUAL has launched “Uganda, Arrest Me Too” as part of a two tier campaign, which includes a petition to target the extreme right wing Evangelical Pastors, Scott Lively, Rick Warren, and Lou Engel, who are alleged to be complicit in the initiation of the Ugandan Bill, as well as the United States Senators who are associated with them through membership to the secretive C Street Family. These Senators include James Mint (R-SC), James Inofe (R-OK), Tom Coburn (R-OK), Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Mike Enzi (R-ID). The Senators are being asked to publicly denounce the Anti-Homosexuality Bill and to ask Ugandan members of parliament who are members of “The Family” such as its chairman Ugandan MP and author of the Bill David Bahati, “to kill the bill.”
Another good Campaign is the one that targets Barclays Bank and Citibank and can be found at http://www.change.org at http://www.change.org/en-AU/petitions/barclays-barclaysonline-and-citibank-citibank-condemn-uganda-s-kill-the-gays-bill?utm_campaign=new_signature&utm_medium=email&utm_source=signature_receipt#share
ANOTHER GOOD CAMPAIGN IS THE ONE TARGETING PEPSI- http://action.sumofus.org/a/uganda-bill/?sub=tw
Ugandan Award Winning Activist Frank Mugisha Joins U.S. Protests
SMUG’s Mugisha protests at the place where Scott Lively Case will be heard.
- Uganda Embassy has been hit by Light Brigade Maryland | Uganda Reject Homophobia (oblogdeeoblogda.me)
- UGANDA ARREST ME TOO I am GAY (oblogdeeoblogda.me)
- Embarrassing Reality about Ugandan Domestic Violence Law and The Anti-Homosexuality Bill (oblogdeeoblogda.me)
- Uganda’s Parliamentary Process | How Easy to Pass The Anti-Homosexuality Bill (oblogdeeoblogda.me)
- Uganda Kill the Gays Bill succeeds as ploy distracting from corruption and straight pedophilia (oblogdeeoblogda.me)
- A Lesbian’s Statement to Uganda’s Parliament and Speaker Kadaga (oblogdeeoblogda.me)
- Over a million speak out against Uganda’s anti-gay bill (76crimes.com)
Melanie Nathan- [email protected]