In a startling revelation, the daughter of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni admitted today during a radio talk show in Mbarara, in Western Uganda that she is homosexual, and that she is revealing this fact as a protest to the anti-gay law her father signed only a few days ago.
Diana Kamuntu, Museveni’s daughter said that though she loves her father unconditionally, she does not agree with Uganda’s anti-gay stance, and will fight against it.
“I am gay, I am homosexual. I have known this since I was a little girl. Also, I have been Christian all of my life, so I will not tolerate any law of this supposedly democratic nation, that will place hate on any person just because of what his or her sexual orientation happens to be,” said Kamuntu.
“Now that I finally revealed my sexual orientation, I put myself in front of this new law and I will let our people decide what to do with me,” Kamuntu adds, as her voice breaks down while on air.
The radio host, James Kasirivu noticeably was in shock, and could not seemingly get words out of his mouth.
The live radio broadcast was abruptly shortened and was put off air after a few hours of repeated commercials.
In the latest setback for homosexuals across Africa, the Ugandan President signed a law Monday that imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts, a move that has been condemned from around the world and that may jeopardize Uganda’s relationship with the United States and other Western nations.
As of this writing, neither the radio station nor the office of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni could be reached for comment.
What a brave lady. I wish her the very best and I am. Rey interested to see how this plays out.
Hey, Abril Uno is actually a satire site, a la the Onion. This is unfortunately fake.
Holy shit, that is incredibly not okay to joke about, fuck Abril Uno.
Earlier this month, artist Andy Warner illustrated a comic for the Center for Constitutional Rights, highlighting Lively’s exploits in Uganda. His comic, originally posted on the Huffington Post, is reproduced in full below. With the passage of the anti-gay law, the comic is more relevant than ever: according to Warner, now several of the people featured below “are fearing an imminent witch hunt.”
The Coke “Controversy”
I know I rarely post anything of actual importance and I know none of you give a crap about what I say, but please read this.
I am from the very very very Republican state of Kansas, where our politicians have just passed a bill called the Kansas House Bill 2453 where it allows businesses and government employees to deny service to same sex couples. [x] [x] [x]
I, personally will not just stand here and take this unlawful discrimination from this God awful House of Reps, nor anyone else. There are so many things wrong with this bill that I can’t even type them out at this point. I am just so sickened by my home state and these representatives.
So, I am begging each and everyone of you to please sign this petition which opposes the bill. If you do not want to sign the bill, please at least reblog this post so others can see it. We only need 1,702 votes left, so PLEASE reblog this!
Pasta maker Garofalo’s response to Barilla: “We don’t care with whom you cook pasta, the important thing is that you cook it al dente!”
Great visual design.
Irrelevant side note, is that a non-standard Italian language at the top? Wiki leads me to guess Neapolitan. Interesting that it’s on this ad!
Activist and actor George Takei, best known as helmsman Lt. Sulu in the original Star Trektelevision series, is calling for the Games to move to Vancouver from Sochi to protest Russia’s anti-gay laws. READ MORE→
PLEASE SIGN THIS. SPREAD THE WORD. LET RUSSIA KNOW THAT WHAT THEY’RE DOING IS NOT OKAY AND THAT WE THE PEOPLE WILL NOT STAND FOR IT.
Orson Scott Card has brushed off a proposed boycott of the upcoming Lionsgate movie “Ender’s Game,” asserting that his opposition to same-sex marriage has been rendered “moot” by the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.
One of the commenters states:
I have no desire to allow my money to go into the pocket of anyone who has or still is fighting against my rights. Orson Scott Card has in the recent past been virulently anti-LGBT, joining the board of NOM and pouring money into that organization to fight marriage equality. As far as I know, he is still on the board and still giving money to fight against equality. He has made statements in the past not only stating his hatred of gays and marriage equality but openly claiming his desire to overthrow any government that allows equality for LGBTs. His statement now asking for our tolerance towards him and his movie does nothing to make me think his feelings for LGBTs have changed at all. If anything , he sounds scared and petulant, very much like a bully suddenly cornered and surrounded by his past victims. I will not go see this movie. I will also never buy any of his books. I will do my best to see that not a penny of my money will ever go to help Card and his bigoted ways. I may be only one person and he will probably never know or miss my few dollars, but at least I will be able to be proud of myself for standing up to a bully like Card.
Even if Card received a flat rate fee with no promise of net profits, if Ender’s Game is as successful as the studio is hoping it’ll be, Card could receive future offers to option his other works for film or television.
reminder that not only is orson scott card a bigot, he actively funds organizations that work to restrict the rights of lgbt* people
so if you buy a ticket to see ender’s game you’re giving money to those organizations
so don’t fucking do it
A conservative Christian college in Omaha expelled a student one semester before her graduation when they found out she was a lesbian — and then demanded she repay them for scholarship funds she had earned.
Grace University has refused to transfer Danielle Powell’s credits to another school unless she pays $6,300, the tuition from her spring semester in 2011, when administrators found out she was gay. Powell would have been the first in her family to earn a college degree.
Michael James, executive vice president at Grace University, justified the college’s actions to The Huffington Post, affirming that its student handbook forebade “sexually immoral behavior.” Quoting from the handbook, James stated:
“Any student involved in sexually immoral behavior, including premarital sex, adultery, and homosexual acts, is at minimum placed on University probation and may be subject to a Judiciary Hearing.”
Powell and her wife started a petition to get Grace University to drop its demands. (By the way, they’re the couple who got engaged onstage at a Macklemore concert — watch the video!) She deserves better than this. Help her out?