The government of Uganda has shown their evil hateful agenda once again against our Ugandan LGBT community. The new law would make almost every LGBT person who rents homeless. The new bill includes language that potentially criminalizes any landlord or owner or renter of a property where an “unnatural act (gay sex)” takes place. Though the bill does not appear on the agenda for the next Ruling Party Caucus on December 13th politicians in Uganda have promised the bill will be introduced by Christmas. Jonathan Cooper, Director of the Human Dignity Trust stated, “Under this Bill, if a landlord rents accommodation to a gay man or lesbian knowing that they may engage in intimacy in their home, that landlord will face the prospect of a 7 year prison sentence. Why would that landlord take the risk? Gay men & lesbians already renting accommodation risk being evicted. If this Bill becomes law, the tyranny against the LGBTI community in Uganda continues. This wanton persecution must stop.” Tim McCarthy a filmmaker dedicated in helping LGBT Ugandans concluded, “Homophobes know that the only way to get good people to hate gays is to dehumanize gays; make them homeless, hungry & alone. Our perfect Voices of the Abasiyazzi Project counters that by humanizing gays, sharing hope & creating allies.” There will be a benefit concert Sunday November 30th at the Unitarian Universalist Meeting House of Provincetown Massachusetts at 3P to support The Voices of the Abasiyazzi Project.
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