Uganda: President Rejects Anti-Gay Bill But Terror Continues

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President Museveni

In the last 48 hours the stirrer has received increasingly desperate messages from Uganda.

Despite President Museveni throwing out the ‘Kill The Gays’ Bill – which no longer mandates the death penalty for ‘aggravated homosexuality’, just a life sentence – persecution, beatings and arrests are continuing.

Local activists are reducing or erasing their online presence, concealing their identities, fearful that the police are tracking them through Facebook, twitter and websites.

Sexual Minorities Uganda continues to maintain a Facebook presence.

Many are on the run, moving to new towns where they are not known and attempting to make a new start.

the stirrer has removed all Ugandan activist photos and contact details from the site.

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Veteran gay writer and speaker, Doug was one of the founders of the UKs pioneering GLBTI newspaper Gay News (1972) , and of the second, Gay Week, and is a former Features Editor of Him International. He presented news and current affairs on JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne for more than ten years. And now he's been nominated for LGBTI Journalist of the Year 2017, which is great news, as he hasn't won any of these things for years! If you want to nominate him too - the more the merrier - you can do it here http://www.australianlgbtiawards.com.au/public-nominations.html "Doug is revered, feared and reviled in equal quantities, at times dividing people with his journalistic wrath. Yet there is no doubt this grandpa-esque bear keeps everyone abreast of anything and everything LGBT across the globe." (Daniel Witthaus, "Beyond Priscilla", Clouds of Magellan, Melbourne, 2014)