A chilling "celebration," a parade was held in Uganda's capital earlier this week to honor the recently signed "Anti-Homosexuality Act," also known as the "Jail the Gays" law.
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In conjunction with the inaugural International Advocate for Change Award to be presented at the 25th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, GLAAD is highlighting international advocates, including Ugandan Episcopal Bishop Christopher Senyonjo.
In response to Uganda's tabloid newspaper, the Red Pepper, publishing a list of the country's "top 200 homosexuals," one of the leading multinational telecommunications companies, Orange, has ended its contract with the publication.
The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC) organized a successful Global Day of Action Against Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which took place Monday around the world.
Yesterday, thousands of people threw stones at the Shariah court in Nigeria to speed up the trails and eventual executions of 11 men who served as members of LGBT organizations.
Nigeria's "Jail the Gays" bill that was recently signed into law has not only lead to dozens of arrests, but has indeed proved fatal for many of the gay people and their peers being criminalized.
News that Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan signed into law the "Same Sex Prohibition Bill," also known as the "Jail the Gays Bill" broke yesterday, and the US State Department has now spoken out against the bill as a violation of Nigerian people's basic rights.