here is that petition! http://www.allout.org/uganda
There is also a substantial petition at avaaz.org
Obviously the blame lays with dominant role of religion in Africa. Pentecstals with their compulsory selective homophobic teaching are probably the worst of the lot. And the sheer ignorance and hypocrisy of ordinary people when it comes to religion is just mind blowing, obviously we must kill gays but ignore the prevalence and acceptance of straight married men shagging around in African society.
This is entirely down to the Evils of religion.
More proof religion really doesn’t have a place in the 21st Century.
Time to move onto a better more accepting society.
This petition won’t work.
I feel heart broken saying that but it won’t.
Religion has a death grip on Uganda and they are force fed a diet of lies and hate. Ive read the news reports and the horrific stories. I’ve seen the documentaries and I have said many times I see no hope for the country and lgbt people should do whatever it takes to leave in mass.
Leave the country to it’s bigoted fools and let them rot in a country that will fail with no progress, no society, they will be shunned by the developed world as savages.
I know that strong words but the torture and killings of lgbt people in Uganda encourages and aided by the govt and it’s police are not those of a civilised society
You might want to ask Stonewall why they don’t ask their corporate friends who are present in Uganda to speak out!
I agree with Adam88.
There’s no point petitioning the Ugandan government. Petition ours.
If Uganda is seen to be contravening human rights, the UK, Europe and others will pull funding and let them rot.
The only thing that scares Ugandan politicians more than gays is the money destined for the poor that they siphon off to feather their own nests.
Why not petition both? Let Paul do what he is doing, and you start a petition for our government.
No I am sorry. This will not do anything. CUT FOREIGN AID. Why should LGBT taxpayers fund highly homophobic countries?
While we’re at it cut foreign aid for all of Africa (Except South Africa), Central America, The Middle east and large parts of Asia.
Stop the bloody American evangelists going over there and instructing them to kill the gays.
Agreed. America: land of the free, home of the slave…. and the intellectually challenged. Its a pity “freedom” is just a word to theses religious hicks.
do they also kill lesbians?
Yes. It’s anti-homosexuality, which includes lesbians
but that’s horrible. who cares if they kill men, how can they kill lesbians? if men kill eachothers that’s fine for me, as long as they keep their cokcs in their trousers and don’t touch other lesbians. what disgusting fkn men.
blah blah blah disgusting men blah blah-
yeah we’ve all got it by now Lila, you dont like men, thats pretty much your whole angle on any news story however unrelated it may be to the actual news. How about you stop posting on here and we can all just assume that you’re views havent changed, and that you still hate men and want them all dead. If you do have something to add thats not about men and how much you hate them, feel free to share but maybe try a spelling/grammar check first- it’ll make you sound less ignorant.
Oh, god, you are such a crushing bore lila. Yawn. Same old men-bad retardation. Seroiusly, go get laid. It’ll do you the world of good.
“if men kill eachothers that’s fine for me, as long as they keep their cokcs in their trousers and don’t touch other lesbians. what disgusting fkn men.”
Clearly this piece of emotionally damaged trash has been abused by her daddy.
All your really showing lila is how much of a low-life you are.
I think you just made me feel ashamed to be a lesbian. Why hate anyone it’s pathetic and makes you as bad as the homophobes out there.
*sigh* I guess you can’t expect everyone to think for themselves and have a braincell in their head and maybe see the bigger issue here is that people are going to die, does it really matter what gender they are.
Here’s hoping we can make a difference.
If not then time to review the amount of aid given to Uganda.
There are moves to cut aid. The US is moving to cut aid if countries like Uganda act in this way, same goes for the EU. They have already done it with Malawi.
However petitions DO have an effect. Musceveni has demonstrably moved before because of international pressure, which petitions are part of.
There’s links to more about the aid issue here > http://madikazemi.blogspot.com/2011/05/world-acts-to-stop-ugandas-kill-gays.html and see my Guardian article on the aid issue here > http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/apr/20/anti-gay-laws-africa-uganda-ssempa
It depends who your petitioning. There’s no Ugandan official or media or large public body with any sway that supports us. If the leader tried he would most likely have an accident because he wasn’t towing the line on lgbt people.
You need to petition the EU but with all their beaurocracy it could take a life time.
We just need to preassure the uk govt. I have I’ve mailed the pm on lgbt issues before and received letter back saying my concerns are being past on to the correct dept. The commonwealth office sent me a letter saying they were looking Ono sanctions and they were doing all they could.
bureaucracy I mean ^^
It is NOT true that no Ugandans ‘support us’. Uganda actually has a higher % saying they tolerate gays than many other African countries and there have been lots of brave civil society supporters, including ones who testified to Parliament yesterday.
Cutting aid won’t work, who will be first to starve, the shunned lgbt people already living in filth in the slums.
Military action won’t work as they will use lgbt people as a human shield.
The only way is for all lgbt people o stand together as one and just leave say you don’t want us and we don’t want you so good luck.
What the UN should do is aid in the evacuation of suffering lgbt individuals from it’s oppressive country.
Trouble is it’s a terrible situation in that if we evacuted all LGBT people then the country has no chance of a glimmer of hope.
Only with a LGBT community fighting within for acceptance can a country change.
There will always be those who wish to stay in the land they were born and fight for their right to be themselves.
Those brave souls will do so no matter the cost for a cause they feel is worthy.
The least we can do is support those heros and heroines but making their plight visible for the world to see.
Well that part of the world is defined by blind submission to religion and culture,both of which constitute serously expired views of the world that are quite extreme.The thing is African societies are very communal,your value is measured by your membership and contribution to the community.Which is why religion,with its disgusting views on homeosexuality has sealed that part of the world.You d think Africans,after opression for centuries should know better about unfair discrimination on grounds of religion,amongst others,but no,it appears not.Shame.
You have left out the American Evangelists who have used a weak country to exploit for their own homophobic means.
Africans are still enslaved to their US slave masters through the religion they were and are still force fed.
Wat! Don’t kill, them… Just lock them up and throw away the key ;D Hahahahahaha!