Ugandan LGBT Advocate Murdered; Had Been Named By “Hang Them” Tabloid

  • metta

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    Jan 27, 2011 3:02 AM GMT
    Ugandan LGBT Advocate Murdered; Had Been Named By “Hang Them” Tabloid

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    Ugandan gay activist murdered, another’s life hangs in the balance

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    Jan 27, 2011 6:11 PM GMT
    metta8 saidUgandan LGBT Advocate Murdered; Had Been Named By “Hang Them” Tabloid

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    Whereas CNN and MSNBC have this on their front page, Fox doesn't. I had to do a keyword search. Murders of queers inspired by homophobes just don't rate as news at Fox.

    I would love to see Fox do an in-depth report on the origins of Uganda's homophobia coming from American fundamentalist missionaries working in their country. But I know it will never happen.
  • metta

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    Jan 27, 2011 6:12 PM GMT

    NEWS ANALYSIS with VIDEO: Why we should give a damn about Uganda’s rampant homophobia
    http://sdgln.com/news/2011/01/27/news-analysis-why-we-should-give-damn-about-uganda-rampant-homophobia
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    Jan 27, 2011 6:20 PM GMT
    In fact, under latest news, THIS:

    Study: Men Find Sexy News Anchors Distracting

    But no mention of the Uganda story.

    It's not even listed under international news.

    Fair and balanced. Fuck.

    Oops. Did I break copyright law by using that phrase?
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    Jan 27, 2011 6:22 PM GMT
    I saw this earlier this morning. So horribly tragic. These people are primitive animals.
  • tazzari

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    Jan 27, 2011 6:56 PM GMT
    We'll see little reporting of the extent to which Uganda's homophobic atmosphere has been funded and encouraged by US-based groups on the far right. Nor, I am sure, will we hear much from the various anti-gay preachers and churches who have condoned, or ignored, what's going on in Uganda.

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    Jan 27, 2011 7:04 PM GMT
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    metta8 saidUgandan LGBT Advocate Murdered; Had Been Named By “Hang Them” Tabloid

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    Ugandan gay activist murdered, another’s life hangs in the balance

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    Whereas CNN and MSNBC have this on their front page, Fox doesn't. I had to do a keyword search. Murders of queers inspired by homophobes just don't rate as news at Fox.

    I would love to see Fox do an in-depth report on the origins of Uganda's homophobia coming from American fundamentalist missionaries working in their country. But I know it will never happen.


    Has anyone confirmed whether this has anything to do with him being a LGBT activist or are we just making assumptions?
  • ShanksE

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    Jan 27, 2011 7:11 PM GMT
    Advaya said



    Has anyone confirmed whether this has anything to do with him being a LGBT activist or are we just making assumptions?


    It has been reported that it was a theft, but you can always cover up a hate crime (or any crime) as a theft. Especially considering he was a prime target in such a homophobic country.
    Here is the NYT link:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/africa/28uganda.html?_r=1&hp
  • TrentGrad

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    Jan 27, 2011 7:13 PM GMT
    If it wasn't clear that the media can be evil with the instruments of murder in Rwanda (RTLM "Hutu Power" radio, and Kangura magazine), this serves only to show that press freedom must always be restrained from infringing on the rights of individuals!

    No doubt "Rolling Stone," the Ugandan magazine in question, will distance itself from what happened...and it's entirely possible that those who murdered this man never even read the magazine: after all, early reports are that David Kato was murdered by robbers who have killed additional people in the area.

    However when the media advocates public lynching, and someone who happened to be targetted winds up dead, the blood on it's hands is not so easily washed away...and it's culpability should be weighed on a scale of it being forced to prove that it's actions did not contribute to the outcome.

    It's a tragedy that this brave man, who lived his life as he chose to, has been extinguished...but if Ugandans continue to tolerate this bullshit in their shithole of a nation, they deserve to wallow in the excrement for all time!

    Gay Ugandans however will likely have a way out: it's almost a given that refugee applicants who are gay will be given sanctuary in developed nations that tend to look down upon this brand of rampant homophobia.
  • BoostToChase

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    Jan 27, 2011 7:15 PM GMT
    I just saw this on Google news feed. How sad...Ignorance is everywhere, and it spreads so easily. icon_sad.gif
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:21 PM GMT
    This was a truly brave man. He must have known the risks in campaigning for gay rights in such a gay-hostile society and yet he still stood up and spoke out for what he believed in. The RC and Anglican churches are in no small way answerable for this. Their bishops in many African states constantly preach vicious homophobia. Yet again, religion has blood on its hands. The US and UK governments should withhold every cent of aid to any country which legislates so malevolently against gay people.

    Following a complaint by Mr Kato and three others, to his great credit, a judge in November ordered Rolling Stone to stop publishing the photographs of people it said were homosexual, saying it contravened their right to privacy.
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:23 PM GMT
    Advaya said
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    metta8 saidUgandan LGBT Advocate Murdered; Had Been Named By “Hang Them” Tabloid

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    Whereas CNN and MSNBC have this on their front page, Fox doesn't. I had to do a keyword search. Murders of queers inspired by homophobes just don't rate as news at Fox.

    I would love to see Fox do an in-depth report on the origins of Uganda's homophobia coming from American fundamentalist missionaries working in their country. But I know it will never happen.


    Has anyone confirmed whether this has anything to do with him being a LGBT activist or are we just making assumptions?


    Um...is there something wrong with you reading some of the sources...or do you always need someone to spoon feed the news to you?

    I already addressed this: the police are alleging that he was the victim of robbers in the area who have killed 10 people already.

    However whether he was killed because he's an LGBT activist or not is ultimately irrevelant when a magazine advocated his murder.
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:30 PM GMT
    Do be serious Advaya. Are we really likely to get a balanced account of his murder from the Ugandan Police? This is the same organisation that arrests people for homosexual acts, which are punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment in Uganda.
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:32 PM GMT
    Advaya said

    Has anyone confirmed whether this has anything to do with him being a LGBT activist or are we just making assumptions?


    I hardly believe it is random. But I bet it will be painted to look that way.

    The coincidence of a gay activist being consistently threatened, after being pictured in an article wanting gays hanged, is just too strong.
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:52 PM GMT
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    Jan 27, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    ShanksE said
    Advaya said



    Has anyone confirmed whether this has anything to do with him being a LGBT activist or are we just making assumptions?


    It has been reported that it was a theft, but you can always cover up a hate crime (or any crime) as a theft. Especially considering he was a prime target in such a homophobic country.
    Here is the NYT link:
    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/28/world/africa/28uganda.html?_r=1&hp


    Thanks for the link.
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:00 PM GMT
    Mil8 saidDo be serious Advaya. Are we really likely to get a balanced account of his murder from the Ugandan Police? This is the same organisation that arrests people for homosexual acts, which are punishable by up to 14 years imprisonment in Uganda.


    I get your point now. this is pretty sad.
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
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    Ugandan gay activist murdered, another’s life hangs in the balance

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    Whereas CNN and MSNBC have this on their front page, Fox doesn't. I had to do a keyword search. Murders of queers inspired by homophobes just don't rate as news at Fox.

    I would love to see Fox do an in-depth report on the origins of Uganda's homophobia coming from American fundamentalist missionaries working in their country. But I know it will never happen.


    Has anyone confirmed whether this has anything to do with him being a LGBT activist or are we just making assumptions?


    Um...is there something wrong with you reading some of the sources...or do you always need someone to spoon feed the news to you?

    I already addressed this: the police are alleging that he was the victim of robbers in the area who have killed 10 people already.

    However whether he was killed because he's an LGBT activist or not is ultimately irrevelant when a magazine advocated his murder.


    what an awesome way of responding. Next!
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    Jan 27, 2011 8:13 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidI saw this earlier this morning. So horribly tragic. These people are primitive animals.


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    Jan 27, 2011 8:52 PM GMT
    My heart hurts. I do not believe that U.S. citizens albeit evangelics or whatever they're known as, actually condone and/or push this behavior. I cannot believe that any "Man or Woman of God" could be so drowned in a cause that they forget that we are all God's children and equal in every way. We come into this world with absolutely nothing and it is the way that we we leave.

    You have the U.S. evangelics who mind fucked the Ugandans into believing this nonesense, but the Ugandans should know better. While I am sure that they are an intelligent country, these actions prove quite primitive. We're fighting for gay marriage, while they fight just to be treated as a human beings. Yeah, this hurts my heart on so many levels.
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    Jan 27, 2011 9:00 PM GMT
    http://www.towleroad.com/2011/01/evangelical-pastor-who-spread-anti-gay-hate-in-uganda-reacts-to-death-of-lgbt-activist-im-the-one-ge.html

    On Thursday, Don Schmierer, one of the American evangelicals who visited in Uganda in 2009, said Mr. Kato’s death was “horrible.”

    “Naturally, I don’t want anyone killed but I don’t feel I had anything to do with that,” said Mr. Schmierer, who added that in Uganda he had focused on parenting skills. He also said that he had received threats and more than 600 hate mails related to his visit.

    “I spoke to help people,” he said, “and I’m getting bludgeoned from one end to the other.”

    Poor baby. He's not ACTUALLY getting bludgeoned to DEATH though.
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    Jan 27, 2011 9:08 PM GMT
    BTW, blaming the extreme evangelicals for this is absurd. While they are certainly guilty for enhancing this behavior through propaganda, they do not condone murdering people because they are gay. This was the doing of the extremist Ugandans. Virtually all African countries are just as extremely homophobic to the point where if a similar underground gay revolution were occurring, they would be doing the same thing to the openly gay people.

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    Jan 27, 2011 9:19 PM GMT
    mocktwinkie saidBTW, blaming the extreme evangelicals for this is absurd. While they are certainly guilty for enhancing this behavior through propaganda, they do not condone murdering people because they are gay. This was the doing of the extremist Ugandans. Virtually all African countries are just as extremely homophobic to the point where if a similar underground gay revolution were occurring, they would be doing the same thing to the openly gay people.



    They are pretty close to it. Fucking mercy homes and shit. They are in part responsible because they have no business posing as an authority on sexuality or telling the people of a homophobic nation that gay's are out to get their kids.
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    Jan 27, 2011 9:34 PM GMT
    It is strange how people assuage their guilt by becoming the victim. I think it is because they can't live with the consequences of their actions coming back on them.

    I wonder if any of the homophobic pastors worked as hard at STOPPING the murderous mob mentality in Uganda, as they did in FOSTERING it?
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    mocktwinkie saidBTW, blaming the extreme evangelicals for this is absurd. While they are certainly guilty for enhancing this behavior through propaganda, they do not condone murdering people because they are gay. This was the doing of the extremist Ugandans. Virtually all African countries are just as extremely homophobic to the point where if a similar underground gay revolution were occurring, they would be doing the same thing to the openly gay people.


    Of course they have not directly incited anyone to commit murder. Instead, with the exception of a few brave souls, the churches have upheld and fermented an environment in which violent homophobia flourishes.