As confirmation of the death of Ugandan gay activist and Sexual Minorities Uganda officer David Kato hit stateside on Wednesday, January 26, 2011, it has left many in the black and LGBT community’s with lingering questions. As the details of the case unfold, what is clear is that the hatred and homophobia that is rampant in Uganda must be met with swift resistance before it spreads any further.
SMUG Chairperson Frank Mugisha, who has been on an east coast tour of the U.S. to garner support against anti-gay legislation and discriminatory behavior in his homeland, will hold a press conference exclusively to members of the black and gay media, urging them to “tell the story” of violence, and injustice that is threatening black and gay people in Uganda.
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Called an Emergency Call To Action to challenge black and gay media to tell the story of Uganda's current plight against murder, discrimination and bigotry. This is what was discussed with Frank Mugisha and Pastor Joseph Tolton.