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Ugandan tabloid prints list of gays

A day after Uganda passed harsh anti-gay laws, a tabloid newspaper came out with a list of what it called the country’s top homosexuals.

The cover of the Red Pepper newspaper read, “EXPOSED! Uganda’s 200 Top Homos Named,” with several photographs next to the headline.

The story was not available on their online edition.

On Monday, President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that made some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison.

“They’re disgusting. What sort of people are they?” he told CNN’s Zain Verjee afterward. “I never knew what they were doing. I’ve been told recently that what they do is terrible. Disgusting. But I was ready to ignore that if there was proof that that’s how he is born, abnormal. But now the proof is not there.”

This isn’t the first time that a Ugandan newspaper have identified people it claimed were gay.

In November 2010, Rolling Stone — a local tabloid which has no relation to the iconic U.S. music magazine — listed 100 of what it called the country’s top gays and lesbians, with photos and addresses alongside a yellow banner reading “hang them.”

The next month, the paper listed 10 more people it claimed were gay. The list included addresses and alleged intimate details about them.

Advocacy groups filed a lawsuit. And the Ugandan high court banned all media outlets in the country from publishing such lists. (CNN)

13 Responses to Ugandan tabloid prints list of gays

  1. Däle Blues
    Däle Blues February 25, 2014 at 9:43 am

    This is just wrong!

  2. Nikki Brown
    Nikki Brown February 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

    This is shocking. But in Barbados yesterday I was in a van and the driver refused to stop for a young guy and his reason I found out after another passenger started saying how wrong it was, was because the guy was gay. I will not catch that van again. I was mortified. There is no cure for stupid.

    • Lise Hansen
      Lise Hansen February 25, 2014 at 11:14 am

      WHAT ….. is that the reason why time after time vans let people ( men ….. often with dreadlocks ….) stand at the bus stops?????? It’s not just ONE VAN …. it actually happens quite often…… Also when the van is NOT full … and I’m NOT taking about stopping outside the bus stops ……

  3. Lisa Bennett
    Lisa Bennett February 25, 2014 at 10:34 am

    This is an awful law & that newspaper is spreading the hate with irresponsible reporting.

  4. Glenda Martin
    Glenda Martin February 25, 2014 at 10:40 am

    We are all human and on this earth to enjoy life. Why should it matter what other people do? If you don’t like it ignore it. I am sure everybody does something that others disapprove of. Live with it. Why should we interfere with people being happy?

  5. Lise Hansen
    Lise Hansen February 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

    as for in Uganda …… so 200 men today got their death sentence ……TERRIBLE …..

  6. Ariane Murphy
    Ariane Murphy February 25, 2014 at 11:40 am

    Agree with most of you apart from the two who show their ignorant and intolerant side. It’s not a matter of 2014, it ‘ s mutual respect. How would you feel if people judged you on your colour you two ??? And i’m very well placed to comment, my husband being nigerian and as you can see from my profile pictures, our two daughters half caste
    I thank God that they can grow up not being confronted to narrow minded and racist people!!!

  7. Ariane Murphy
    Ariane Murphy February 25, 2014 at 11:45 am

    And I would hope Barbados does not compare itself to Uganda where most of the population does not have access to basic education…

  8. Glenda Martin
    Glenda Martin February 25, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    There are serious issues that everybody should be more concerned about. Jobs, fresh water and food the environment etc. then who loves who.

  9. Nikki Brown
    Nikki Brown February 25, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    The really sad thing is that selective bible readers who say gays have no rights and the bible says it is wrong. See nothing wrong with cheating on their girlfriends/wives, stealing, beating their partners and all types of moral infractions also mentioned in the “good” book.

  10. Julia Whitehall
    Julia Whitehall February 25, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    Ignorance is truly bliss for some people. It’s amazing what some people are willing to accept and what they are not. the world is so double standard that it is not even remotely funny. We live in a world where we would want to frown on gays but not child molesters and rapists etc. If some of us had to pay for our sins alot us wouldn’t be here today. Anyone’s personal preference in this day and age should not be anybody’s business.

  11. Veroniva Boyce
    Veroniva Boyce February 25, 2014 at 5:07 pm

    Ye without sin cast the first stone. Why not mention the disgusting perverts who abuse children?

  12. Däle Blues
    Däle Blues February 25, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    Not at all Jason but why not print the names of Philanderers, child molesters, rapists, thieves, some priests,…..?


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