Gay Ugandan man seeks safe haven in Manitoba

Winnipeg Free Press
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February 26, 2013
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In the photo, a handsome but tired young man stands in the shade of a tree. The vibrant pattern and colours of his dress shirt are faded. He's turned slightly away from the camera, scanning the horizon for danger. It's daylight and he's a gay man in Uganda, afraid of being lynched. Homosexuality in the East African country is considered a crime. A photo of Peter -- not his real name -- appeared in homophobic tabloids in Uganda next to headlines such as Hang them. The Free Press is not publishing the picture or the victim's name to avoid adding to the danger publicity is bringing to the man.