By Cathy Kristofferson, January 16, 2014
A demonstration against Uganda’s so-called Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB), better known as the Kill-The-Gays Bill, has been called for this Saturday in Amsterdam by Out & Proud Diamond Group.
Out & Proud Diamond Group was founded by African LGBTI and Human Rights activists fighting for equality for all.
Last week the group organized a similar protest in London at the Uganda High Commission’s Uganda House on Trafalgar Square.
The Ugandan AHB is currently in President Museveni’s hands. His 30 days to either assent or return, though, are winding down. In reality Museveni alone is powerless to stop the Bill from becoming law though one imagines he would convince the Ugandan Parliament that it is not in the country’s best interest to put such a draconian odious law on the books.
International pressure must be applied if any hope of that Bill, illegally passed and already declared in violation of the Ugandan Constitution, NOT becoming law.
Where are the protests in the United States? Where is HRC and The Task Force calling on their many members to take to the streets, the Embassies, the Consulates, to show their outrage? Wonder what HRC is doing with that $3 million dollars Paul Singer gave them for international LGBT work?
Part of the Call To Action from Ugandans was:
Organize peaceful demonstrations at respective Uganda embassies in your country calling for Uganda to respect international human rights instruments and agreements that it has signed by doing away with the criminalization of LGBT people.
So, where are the United States actions?
The Facebook event for this coming Saturday in Amsterdam is here.
- ACT NOW TO STOP THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY BILL IN UGANDA FROM BECOMING LAW
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- Courageous Ugandan LGBT Community Holds First Press Conference Since the Passing of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill
- Uganda Parliament Passes Anti-Homosexuality Bill