Ugandan exiles protest anti gay laws at D.C. Embassy

Asking to speak to the Ambassador…

By Cathy Kristofferson, February 4, 2014

Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Right now the Kuchu Diaspora Alliance, KDA, is holding a protest at the Ugandan Embassy in Washington, D.C. They are asking President Museveni and Uganda lawmakers to withdraw the Anti-Homosexuality Bill (AHB) passed by the Parliament December 20th of last year — in its entirety. They have asked to speak with the Ambassador.

The protest was organized and sponsored by activists from the KDA, a community of Ugandan LGBTQ people in the Diaspora.

Their message:

DROP THE ANTI-HOMOSEXUALITY ACT in it’s entirety

TELL President Museveni to keep his promise that “gays should not be persecuted or killed.”

TELL Uganda – LGBT Ugandans are responsible citizens who love their country, want to stay in their country, want to support their families, want to contribute to the growth of their country—just like other Ugandans. They have the right to be treated humanely. They have constitutional rights to be protected from discrimination.

Pics:

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Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Asking to speak to the Ambassador. Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Asking to speak to the Ambassador. Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Waiting to speak with Ambassador. Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Waiting to speak with Ambassador. Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

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New “open door” policy? Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

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Greeted with chained gate! Photo courtesy Ellen Sturtz

We will post any updates, comments from talking with the Ambassador and any new photos as they come in!

Also, next Monday Feb. 10 has been called a Global Day of Action by activists in Uganda. The Facebook Event is here. There are many different ideas for participation from protests, to letters, to Twitter, to:

Coalition.Ug4Rights ‏@Ugandans4rights 

Wear a T-shirt with a message of solidarity for the LGBTI community in Uganda. Tweet your pic at us with #Love4UgandanLGBTI #StopAHB

Please go to their Facebook Event, RSVP Yes, and take part in some or many of their suggested ways!

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13 Comments on “Ugandan exiles protest anti gay laws at D.C. Embassy”

  1. LOrion February 4, 2014 at 12:43 PM #

    Good for you all!

  2. Musar Eddy February 6, 2014 at 4:10 AM #

    stop abusing the Almighty 4 he’ll purnish you badly

    • Melanie Nathan February 6, 2014 at 11:33 AM #

      Whose almighty yours or mine? Mine loves me-at least that is what S/HE told me… I was told – “I love you for I created you in my image. There are no mistakes. I created you for not one other human to judge,. Be yourself and as long as ypu extend loving kindness to all your fellow humans, you will be welcome in this Universe and beyond ….”

  3. ahad rhamesh February 6, 2014 at 4:23 AM #

    Those guys are totally mad we can not support homosexuality in our dear country uganda.we have to live by our culture and norms thats why the ugandan community is supporting that bill.

    • Melanie Nathan February 6, 2014 at 11:36 AM #

      My Dear dear Ahad Rhamesh – Uganda did not give a damn about gays until those hateful Americans came over to teach you how to hate and they did it while hiding behind their bible… with phoney biblical interpretations in a country ripe for scapegoating because your biggest problem in Uganda is NOT GAYS, but rather poverty,corruption, a long overdue for overthrow dictator, rape of girls and women by men and that idiot Lokodo who is a repressed homosexual and afraid to live his truth. That said, the problem, actually started with those damn colonialists who sold you their Bible all those decades ago. So wise up buddy!

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