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Ugandans Organize First LGBT Pride Parade

Ugandans Host First LGBT Pride Parade on August 4th

On August 4th, Ugandans hosted their first LGBT Pride Parade. The movement was sparked partially because the country’s President, Yoweri Museveni, attributed his success in cutting his country’s HIV infection rates from 28% to less than 10% to the absence of ‘gays’ in 2002. Ugandan LGBT activist, Val Kalende, recently blogged about her experience at the parade. “When I learned that my colleagues were organizing Pride, I was more concerned about what Pride means to us as Africans than replicating what we have witnessed at Pride parades elsewhere. When I saw my colleagues marching on a muddy road, some walking barefoot with the national flag held high, not only was I reminded of our Africanness, but I felt close to home,” she said.

Kalende described the social stigmas of homosexuality in Uganda stating police officers often label any gathering of LGBT people to be a “gay wedding.” She continued to say as America evolves and changes its legislation in favor of the LGBT community, the homophobic values of religious fundamentalists are being ‘exported’ to Africa. “We have learned enough from Christian missionaries, such as Holocaust revisionist Scott Lively, to know that when Western conservative narratives are exported to Africa, African politicians see an opportunity to further criminalize same-sex persons.”

As the country works eagerly to pass an Anti-Homosexuality Bill, state security officials are already treating members of the LGBT community unfairly. Three LGBT gatherings were unlawfully raided in the past six months, according to Kalende. “While the Anti-Homosexuality Bill is still being debated for passage, it should be made clear that it is still proposed legislation. Enforcing a not-yet-passed bill as law is not only unlawful; it is a gross violation of human rights,” she said.

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9 Responses to Ugandans Organize First LGBT Pride Parade

  1. qbourough Reply

    August 16, 2012 at 1:47 am

    Wonder why they government didn’t get them shot down like in blood diamonds? I know they not gonna tolerate that sickness, amerikkka must done got in them people business smh…..

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  3. Derrick Reply

    August 16, 2012 at 12:48 pm

    Not along ago, my Afrikan brothers were fighting against apartheid; today they are fighting to toot each other in the booty and lick each other vaginas!

    The game of the euroPEEan is a dastardly deed, and he used religion to BRAINWASH Afrikan negroids and amerikkkan negroids to FOLLOW him! Afrikans NEVER practiced this act of homosexuality!!! NEVER!

    These euroPEEan, and other foreigners are FORCING this ‘deathstyle’ on our people around the globe!


    Do not be deceived by other culture’s sex such as the Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Arabs and Indians (from India) as they are sexually sick as the Caucasian.


    “You can’t have war between Black men and Black women, because no people can be free if one half of the mind of the people is tied up in conflict. It’s going to have to be both of us or none of us!”
    -Dr. John H. Clarke

  4. d-rhyme Reply

    August 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    Way to go Derrick. Sorry again I misunderstood you. Sex tourism is now in the news. But I bet gay men been going there way before now. Poor brothers probably got paid for their poles in booty holes.

  5. James E. White Jr. Reply

    August 16, 2012 at 3:12 pm


    I thought about Rosa Parks
    And how she must have felt
    After working all day long
    And finding only one seat left
    Yes she paid her bus fare
    Just like everyone else
    But got treated as if
    She was dust on one’s shelf
    Yet that day the world gained a hero indeed
    Because she did stand up
    For what she believed
    And if that sweet little woman
    Hadn’t found her way
    I’m sure that this man wouldn’t be standing here today.
    So when I hear anyone making comments that ban
    If I value her courage
    Then I too must stand.

    • Mickey Reply

      August 22, 2012 at 10:13 pm

      What you and a lot of people don’t understand and completely confuse with the gay rights movement is the fact that it is a false movement. It does not qualify to be spoken in the same breath as the Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement. Men and women were denied God given rights and a just cause was undertaken to recover or recieve what God have given us all. The emphasis in this case is on God given rights, to right a wrong or an injustice. This causes the abolition of the injustice to fall within Gods will. Homosexuality is implicitly against Gods will. It is unhealthy, unnatural and it is sin. Therefore it cannot recieve approval from God and those who fight for it, set themselves in opposition to God and His laws. Nothing you try on this earth will ever make it a just cause. So to satisfy your convoluted reasoning, you try to position it next to a just cause such as the civil rights movement to gain the semblance of credibility that other confused souls might join your false movement. Just take this to heart, We are not decieved and God is not mocked, whatever a man sows he will reap.

  6. abdul shakir Reply

    August 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Our African ancestors must be turning over in their graves to see their men no longer want to be real men, what a shame.

  7. Mandingo Reply

    August 20, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Homosexuality is one of the worst perversions and must be rejected totally.Paedophilia and bestiality/sex with goats,cows,chickens,dogs etc are other perversions.

  8. Omar Sharrief Thornton II Reply

    August 22, 2012 at 12:04 pm

    Look amidst the abnorsexual group and spot the white female in it.

    You best believe the Jude-KKKristians here are trying to influence the world to go as the U.S. gaydaism sponsored parades go.

    The Jewry media knows the world beats to our sacrisexual drums.

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