Being gay & persecuted in Uganda, with Frank Mugisha

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The Ugandan newspaper "Rolling Stone" in Kampala, Uganda, Oct. 19, 2010, revealed the identity of allegedly gay members of Ugandan society and called for their hanging. Photo: AP

Frank Mugisha

Hour 1

FRANK MUGISHA heads up the organization Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), an openly gay man in a country that is persecuting gays, and where a national magazine published home addresses and ran photos of openly gay Ugandans, including Frank, and on its cover featured a banner reading “Hang Them.” Uganda’s controversial anti-gay bill, which won key support from influential Christian conservative Congressmen in Washington DC known as “The Family,” remains in limbo after international attention and pressure focused on it last year. But the threats to Uganda’s LGBTQ community remain, as they do elsewhere in Africa. Joining us to discuss the wider picture in Africa is CARY ALAN JOHNSON,  Executive Director of the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.

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