Uganda LGBTs strategize, unite as ‘Kill the Gays’ bill nears

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As the harsh Anti- Homosexuality Bill moves closer to a vote in the Ugandan parliament, some opponents of the bill gathered on Feb. 14 to encourage each other,  to discuss the next steps to take against the bill, and to relax.

They assembled for the third annual Standing on the Side of Love gathering at a hotel in Kampala. On the agenda were the status of the bill, as well as an exchange of ideas about LGBTI rights and about how to improve the safety of  LGBTI people in Uganda.

The drama and music group Rock Angels provided entertainment, as shown in photos above and below.

Rock Angels is one of several projects of the AIDS-fighting Youth on Rock Foundation, which has recently been under attack by police in Kampala. Three of the group’s leaders have been detained temporarily by police, accused of promoting homosexuality but not formally charged, then…

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