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Uganda: LGBT activists bravely stage pride parade in Kampala

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  1. What incredible, extraordinary and inspiring courage these Pride marchers have.

    It’s no secret what underpins much of the animus against LGBT people in Uganda – and it must be reiterated that this is a direct threat to liberty, safety and life.

    Honestly, those who would dare stand up to this are beyond brave. We can all hope that, in their place, we would have the same sort of bottle. And keep writing and making noise for our LGBT brothers and sisters in other countries.

    Thanks, PN, great story.

  2. What incredible, extraordinary and inspiring courage these Pride marchers have.

    It’s no secret what underpins much of the animus against LGBT people in Uganda – and it must be reiterated that this is a direct threat to liberty, safety and life.

    Honestly, those who would dare stand up to this are beyond brave. We can all hope that, in their place, we would have the same sort of bottle. And keep writing and making noise for our LGBT brothers and sisters in other countries.

    Thanks, PN, great story.

    1. …I have no idea, apologies for any nuisance.

  3. Godric Godricson 5 Aug 2013, 11:46am

    I’m in total admiration of people who can find the courage to take part under such circumstances.

  4. Wonderful bravery and strength. They have my utmost respect.

  5. Pink News, is it really all that sensible to be publishing this woman’s full name, job, and city given the discrimination she could face?

    1. My thoughts exactly!

      1. I don’t think they care. Probably racist and would be happy to see them dead

        1. David Myers 6 Aug 2013, 10:47am

          Your an idiot troll and people are, quite frankly, sick and tired of your inanities.

          1. fcuk you Mikkel danieklson ahs published these photos which could put these people lives in danger. Seems like a dangerous thing to do but what do you care?

  6. Brave! Good that it is reported outside Uganda so their struggle is not ignored.

  7. Mike Wallace 5 Aug 2013, 1:04pm

    Most African countries treat LGBT people appaulingly. They need our support. In short we should be pressing for sanctions against such countries.

  8. Shouldn’t that be ‘96% of the population does not think ….”

  9. How incredibly amazining and inspirational these people are!

    They are the people paving the way for the next generation of Africans to live in a much more tolerant, free society and they truly deserve all the respect we can give!

    I really hope they are not made to suffer especially with pictures and names being available online. If they are it is extremely important that us in West (particularly us members of the western LGBT community) do all we can to support them. It sounds like their lives are far from easy.

  10. Janet Lameck 5 Aug 2013, 3:40pm

    Our governments need to STOP ALL Economic Aid to Uganda, all trade and tourism etc. Send their embassy staff home as undesirables etc.

    1. if they do so to all countries which dismiss human rights, the economy of every country would collapse

  11. Some of the world’s bravest LGBT people alive today! I’m in total admiration for these courageous Ugandan LGBT brothers and sisters! A very bright star on a largely dark continent. We love you!

  12. Frank Boulton 6 Aug 2013, 3:02am

    Wow, these guys are so courageous and inspiring.

  13. Mikkel Danielson did you get permission for these people photos to be seen by the world especially their neighbours who might kill them?

  14. I read this story with interest. Thanks PN for posting it. I would not have otherwise known. I feel LBGT folk in Uganda, as anywhere else, have every right and expectation to live their lives peacefully, without harassment, and with the dignity they deserve. I applaud the courage of the Pride marchers as we can all see it wasn’t easy to do what they did.

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