KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan newspaper published a list Tuesday of what it called the country’s “200 top” gays, outing some Ugandans and raising fears of violence against those named just a day after the president enacted a severe anti-gay law.

Many on the list “are scared and they need help,” said Pepe Julian Onziema, a prominent Ugandan gay activist who was named in in the Red Pepper tabloid. “Some want to leave the country and they are asking to be helped.”

Meanwhile, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday’s signing of the bill by President Yoweri Museveni marked “a tragic day for Uganda and for all who care about the cause of human rights.”


7 thoughts on “Uganda Newspaper Names ‘200 Top’ Homosexuals After President Signs Anti-Gay Law

  1. The great irony of this development is that African leaders are denouncing homosexuality as a “western” thing, though these laws are the resulting the lobbying by conservative christian from the US.


    • Bingo! There’s a Christian fundamentalist organization known as “The Family” which has been pushing anti-gay laws, as well as other issues, in Uganda, Nigeria, Russia, and elsewhere. Their members are deeply intertwined within the American political class.


        • Many religious folks, and those who subscribe to narrow ideologies, are blind to their personal shortcomings because they subordinate themselves to their “faith.” If they comport themselves accordingly, nothing else matters including behaviors that offend the larger society.


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