More than 1,500 New Yorkers gathered today in Manhattan to mourn the death of a 32 year-old gay man, who was shot down on Friday just blocks away from the historic Stonewall Inn in an apparent act of anti-gay bias.
HuffPost Live to Discuss Scott Lively vs. LGBT People of Uganda
Yesterday, Scott Lively was in court, arguing for a judge to dismiss charges of human rights violations against the LGBT people of Uganda. Today, the plaintiffs, Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), will be appearing on HuffPost Live at 3:00 PM EST to discuss the case, yesterday’s hearing, and what they hope for the future.
Pepe Onziema, a staff member at SMUG, will be joined by Pam Spees, an attorney with the Center for Constitutional Rights, who is representing SMUG.
Joining the conversation will be Roger Ross Williams, director of the documentary "God Loves Uganda," who will show a clip from his film that features Scott Lively at work in Uganda. Paul LeGrendre, the director of the Human Rights First Fighting Discrimination Program, will discuss LGBTI rights worldwide, and what recommendations they have for US government action.
The charges against Scott Lively are not just because of his harsh and inflammatory anti-LGBT rhetoric, although that is well documented in GLAAD’s Commentator Accountability Project. The charges were that he stirred up and helped to organize the laws and culture in Uganda that specifically targeted the country’s LGBT population with persecution. Even without the “Kill the Gays” bill, LGBT people have faced violence, harassment, and even death.
Join the conversation with Pepe, Pam, Roger, and Paul by visiting the HuffPost Live web site for the conversation today at 3:00 PM. Video of the conversation will remain on the web site.
UPDATE: Watch full video here: