Harry's Place reminds me of a demonstration in London this Thursday opposing the Anti-Homsexuality Bill (PDF).
The even is from 12pm until 2pm and takes place at the Ugandan High Commission,58-59 Trafalger Square, Charing Cross,London, WC2N 5DX.
Nearest tubes are Charing Cross and Picadilly Circus.
If you can’t attend Thursday’s protest, please lobby your MP and MEP.
Ask them to write to the Ugandan High Commissioner, Joan Rwabyomere, urging that the legislation is dropped. You can email your MP and MEP at Write to Them.
You can also email the Ugandan High Commissioner, Joan Rwabyomere, yourself:
Some people say that "we have no right to tell Uganda what to do." Many of these same people claim to "oppose all borders and the idea of nation states."
I would ask the following in return:
*Have you asked any gay Ugandans if they agree with you?
*Have you noted the opposition to this law in Uganda?
*Do you believe that because people are being oppressed in another country we should ignore this?
*Would you say the same if this occured in America?
*If you were being oppressed, would you want people in other countries to ignore you?
Come along this Thursday and support the rights of gay Ugandans.
Harry's Place says:
"The Ugandan Anti-Homosexuality Bill violates the equality and non-discrimination provisions of the African Charter on Human and People’s Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Uganda is a signatory. These breaches of international humanitarian commitments undermine the right to privacy and individual liberty and thereby set a dangerous legal precedent which threatens the human rights of all Ugandans. They are part of a wider drift towards an authoritarian state. President Museveni is fast turning into another Robert Mugabe.
"The Anti-Homosexuality Bill has been condemned by Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, International Commission of Jurists and the World AIDS Campaign.
"It violates the Commonwealth principles of human rights and human dignity. You can email the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Kamalesh Sharma, here:
In related news, Sweden may reduce aid to Uganda due to the Anti-Homsexuality Bill.
Pepsi, it seems, is happy to sponser a concert in Uganda that stars the homophobic Beenie Man.