Uganda Newspaper Publishes List Outing Gay Individuals
Earlier this month, a Ugandan newspaper published a list of homosexuals along with their names and addresses and a yellow banner on the side reading, "hang them." The newspaper, named Rolling Stone, which is not connected to the same-name American magazine, stated that a deadly disease has been attacking homosexuals and that they are raiding schools and recruiting children, according to AOL News.
Since its publication, at least four gay people on the list have been attacked and others are hiding, Ugandan civil rights activist Julian Onziema told the Associated Press.
Last year, a lawmaker in the country introduced a bill that called for the death penalty or long term imprisonment for those engaged in homosexual activities, reported Boston Globe.
Homosexuality is illegal in most African countries with the exception of South Africa, which recognizes gay marriage, but even in South Africa gangs carry out so-called "corrective rapes" on lesbians, according to the Associated Press.
Media Resources: Washington Post 10/19/10; CNN 10/20/10; Associated Press 10/20/10; AOL News 10/20/10
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