Friday, February 18, 2011

Leaked Memos Show US Awareness of Growing Uganda Homophobia

The march toward violence against LGBT people in Uganda is documented in leaked cables on Wikileaks.  The US Embassy in Uganda noted the worsening climate for human rights.  Memos show that embassy staff noted anti-gay hatred being used to scapegoat homosexuals for the country's "socio-political failings".

This anger eventually ended in the death of David Kato, a gay rights activist in Uganda.  Still the US government funnels $500 million in foreign aid to Uganda.  Why?  Ask your Congressperson that question!

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