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Andrew Christian
8/15/12

Photo of the Day ft. Real Activism: Uganda's Gay Pride


Brave Ugandans celebrate their first ever pride parade. In Uganda, homosexuality is punishable by death - which makes their march all the more brave and powerful.


In related news "hacktivists" hijacked the Prime Minister of Uganda's website to issue the following statements:



“Today’s hack and deface of the Ugandan Prime Minister’s site was the latest in a long list of actions against the government and infrastructure of Uganda for crimes against LGBT people.
We will not stand by while LGBT Ugandans are victimized, abused and murdered by a ruthless and corrupt government. #TheEliteSociety and #Anonymous will continue to target Ugandan government sites and communications until the government of Uganda treats all people including LGBT [people] equally, with respect and dignity and immediately ends the arrest and harassment of LGBT [people].
The government of Uganda will not stop us or LGBT people from standing up to their hatred and fighting against their abuses . . . Equal treatment for ALL people, or you can expect us again."
Another message, which featured the above image from Uganda’s recent Pride celebration appeared on the Office of the Prime Minister’s website:
"You have been warned, repeatedly, to expect us. Your violations of the rights of LGBT people have disgusted us. ALL people have the right to live in dignity[,] free from the repression of someone else’s political and religious beliefs.
You should be PROUD of your LGBT citizens, because they clearly have more balls than you will ever have. Real Ugandan Pride is demonstrated in standing up to oppression despite fearing the abuse, torture and murder inflicted on LGBT [people] at the hands of the corrupt government.”


xo xo
Soju

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