Uganda: Londoners Protest Anti-Gay Bill

The Observer
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December 12, 2012
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In what appears to be continued foreign pressure on the Ugandan MPs to ditch the controversial anti-gay bill, dozens of gay activists again stormed the Ugandan embassy in London on Monday protesting what they termed as the 'world's most harsh and comprehensively homophobic law'. The protests, which gathered momentum mid last month when speaker Rebecca Kadaga promised to have the bill passed as a Christmas present to Ugandans, were part of celebrations to mark the International Human Rights Day. "We are standing in solidarity with Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people against the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill," the protest's ring leader, one Peter Tatchell was quoted as saying by UK media. Tatchell's human rights organisation, along with other London-based NGOs including UK Consortium on Aids & International Development and Kaleidoscope Trust have been vocal in mobilising Londoners to protest against the bill which could be passed before the end of this year.