GayDadSwag is in contact with residents in Uganda, who are keeping them updated on the situation.
Ugandan President, Yoweri Museveni, has signed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Gay Ugandans now will be imprisoned. GayDadSwag’s contacts on the ground in Uganda continue to advise us of the deteriorating situation. We asked them, now that the bill has been signed, are people trying to hide internally or escape the country?
“Dear GayDadSwag in Washington,
We are trying to argue the government to issue statements to the public not to attack people suspected to be homosexuals. Ugandan have are on record of taking matters in their hands. Now that the bill has been signed, people think it’s okay to attack the LGBT at any time. For example, the recently passed Anti-Pornograpy Bill before had a clause forbidding women wearing mini skirts and it was removed, but mobs attack girls and women, forcing them to undress, saying they offend the new law.
We can’t reverse the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, it’s done. But the international community should put pressure for citizens not to attack us. Some people left for Kenya (those who had money) but many have no money, we are stuck here and just waiting for what will come next.
Some have just moved, saying they will stop anywhere (in hiding) and we are worried for their life. If we could have the police issuing a warning to the public not to attack us on the spot, maybe there is hope.
Museveni said they will have to meet us and test our blood to see if we are born homosexuals, but we need protection from the public first. We need support, money to move to the next plan. I don’t know what to say, but if there is away you can contact some people we need any help as soon as possible.”
*Editor’s Note: This has been reprinted exactly as originally published at GayDadSwag.com. Previously, we had published a letter from A Gay Man in Uganda, shortly before the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was signed.
Photo Credit to Sussex Life
More coverage on Uganda here:
Gay Couples in Uganda (CNN, Amanpour Blogs)
Ugandan Tabloid Prints List of “Top” Homosexuals (CNN, AP via LGBTQ Nation)
Uganda Politicians Celebrate Passing of Anti-Gay Laws (The Guardian)
Gay Activists Ready to Flee Uganda (skynews.au.com)