Uganda Bans NGOs that 'Promote Homosexuality'
(2012-06-20) The Guardian reported today that the Ugandan government has banned 38 organizations accused of promoting homosexuality and thus undermining the country's national culture. It is not yet confirmed whether or not Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), headed by 2011 Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award Laureate Frank Mugisha, is one of the banned organizations. Says Mugisha:
In Uganda, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) organizations operate in a dangerously hostile climate. This decision to ban the organizations comes two days after Simon Lokodo, the country's ethics and integrity minister, ordered a raid of a gay rights workshop. Police officers wearing riot gear surrounded the location and questioned as many as 15 activists. Mugisha comments:
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