Friday, November 23, 2012

Witch Hunt in Uganda: "Kill the Gays"

Free stock image by Jason Aaberg.

Many may already have heard this, but a horrible bill is being pushed through the Ugandan Parliament and is expected to go into effect this December. They call it a Christmas gift to the Ugandan nation. The bill's been referred to as "Kill the Gays". This is not only terrible, horrible news for the LGBT community, but also disastrous to humanity and human rights. 

The quote below is from a news article in

The law will redefine the criminalization of same-sex relationships by dividing homosexuality into two categories (aggravated homosexuality and the offense of homosexuality), and assigning new, outrageous penalties to these "crimes."

"Aggravated homosexuality" is defined as gay acts committed by parents or authority figures, HIV-positive people, pedophiles and repeat offenders. If convicted, they will face the death penalty.

"Offense of homosexuality’" includes same-sex sexual acts or being in a gay relationship, and will be prosecuted by life imprisonment.

Several European countries have threatened to cut aid to Uganda if it passes. Still, somehow the Speaker considers the passage of this Bill a "Christmas gift" to the population.

A further listing of offences can be found on

Death penalty:

- to repeat offenders of homosexuals acts
- to people who engage in homosexual acts with a minor
- to people who are suspected of "aggravated homosexuality" and have HIV

Prison sentence:

- to those suspected of homosexual activity
- to those who do not report homosexual activity within 24 hours
- to those suspected of "promoting" homosexuality
- to anyone who aids and/or abets a homosexual (e.g. renting to a homosexual)

In addition:

- all people suspected of homosexual activity and arrested must undergo HIV testing.
- former residents suspected of homosexuality may be extradited and sentenced.

That's a witch hunt!

Here are more news articles on this matter:

So, what can you do? You can spread the world, spread petition links, and not let this go quiet. We may not be able to change everyone's mind in Uganda, but we might be able to help pressure the president to veto the bill. 

Here are some signature links:

The U.S. has already threatened to end all financial aid to Uganda if the bill passes, but according to this article, it may take a while. To help push it forward, please sign this petition to the White House. is (when this was written) aiming for 250.000 signatures. Roughly a 100.000 to go.

If you know of more links, please post a link and we'll add them here.


  1. Wow, this is shocking and barbaric - I'm speechless.

  2. I'm so sick to my stomach right now. This is terrifying. If this happens nothing will be impossible for sadistic monsters like these to continue on til there is only heartbreak and despair left in the world. I'll be signing any partition and doing what ever else I can to make others aware and to stop this horrendous thing from happening.


  3. This can't go on. It's so stupid and wrong for people to say what they should be or how they should live their lives or who they should love. Love is love. I'm a Christian and I'm not a Bible thumper. I believe that God is love. So gays, bi(s), trans all of them have rights like everyone else! I stand up for these rights. One day people will see what's best and then the world will be a better place. Check out my NEED TO KNOW FAST blog on my profile, I continue my support there. LOVE ALL OF YOU!!!! Y'all are beautiful and never stop loving the one you're with <3