Uganda Gay Rights
One might reasonably question, who is this man Scott Lively and how did he acquire so much foreign influence? As we have seen in the presidential election, rhetoric is powerful. The right words at the right time to the right audience can move the most unthinkable of mountains -- for good or for ill.
In the course of a day, nearly all LGBTQIA people in this country must be aware that their identity and even their sole existence may endanger their personal safety.
To kick off the New Year, I talked with filmmaker Tim McCarthy about his recent trip to Uganda to complete the filming of his documentary "Voices of the Abasiyazzi - Combatting Homophobia in Uganda" that he is producing with Pepe Julian Onziema.
The pastor stands accused of persecuting LGBT people abroad.
St. Mary's Academy in Portland has instituted a policy forbidding hiring discrimination based on sexual orientation.
The most effective way to counter lies is to tell the truth again and again: African LGBTIs are not awash with money. Declaring yourself pro-gay does not incite a tidal wave of Western cash to come your way. LGBTIs are not a foreign contagion.
When President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill into law, he changed the lives of all LGBTI people in Uganda, one of the most dangerous countries for gay and transgender people. For my friend Cleopatra Kambugu, it was one of the worst days of her life.