Really?? Ugandan Newspaper Publishes Identities Of “Top 200 Homos” In The Country After Passing Law Banning Gay Sex

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Ugandan Newspaper Publishes Identities Of “Top 200 Homos” In The Country

The Ugandan community has been making national headlines lately as a result of their very public anti-gay stance as a country, which reached its’ peak thus far yesterday when Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni officially signed the “Anti-Homosexuality Act” into law.

Now, one day after the signing, a Ugandan newspaper has released a list of the top 200 gay people in the country, all but urging residents who see anyone on the list to bring them to “justice.”

via Gawker

If you were curious about the practical implications of Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act, signed yesterday by President Yoweri Museveni, look no further than its Red Pepper newspaper, which has published the identities of what it deems the country’s “200 Top Homos” on its cover.

If you thought the law banning gay sex would exist only in the realm of gay sex, you were wrong. This is a war on gay people.

Red Pepper’s move is similar to that of a now defunct paper called Rolling Stone (no relation to the U.S. music magazine), which published a list of Uganda’s “Top 100 Homos” in 2010. It was a call to action: “Hang Them” read the issue’s cover. About three months later, Ugandan activist David Kato who was among the paper’s Top 100, was bludgeoned to death.

In response, Rolling Stone publisher Giles Muhame said, “This looks like any other crime. I have no regrets about the story. We were just exposing people who were doing wrong.”

Regardless of your personal beliefs with regard to the LGBT community, no human being who isn’t harming anyone else deserves to be physically harmed, imprisoned or brutally ridiculed for the way the choose to live their personal lives, which most likely what’s coming next following the release of this “list”. SMH!

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