Facebook Takes Down Anti-Gay User Page Aimed At 'Outing' Ugandans

Facebook removed an anti-gay page aimed at 'outing' Ugandans who were preceived - or rumored  - to be gay and could be persecuted under the law. The page, called "Kampala Exposed: Facts and Rumors," was brought to wider attention by a Change.org petition started by the LGBT organization Freedom and Roam Uganda, and reported on by Towleroad. In the petition, Freedom and Roam Uganda cited a previous "outing" of Ugandans perceived to be gay in a local newspaper and the anti-gay bias believed to have led to the murder of prominent Ugandan LGBT advocate David Kato. GLAAD reached out to Facebook regarding the anti-gay page.

Uganda's anti-gay policies received heightened attention in December when the country's legislative body was expected to consider a bill that would impose extreme penalties upon those who are gay. The bill's fate in future legislative sessions remains uncertain.

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As a Major League Baseball umpire for the past 29 seasons, Dale Scott has worked three World Series, three All-Star Games, two no-hitters and numerous playoff games. He is also the first out active male official in the MLB, NBA, NHL, or NFL, and the first Major League Baseball umpire to publicly say he is gay while active.