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This weekend, three different forums put a focus on the export of homophobia. Take a look and share widely, so others understand the connection between US-based anti-LGBT activists and draconian laws popping up in countries around the world.
The U.S. State Department hosted a forum this past Tuesday which was moderated by BuzzFeed. During the forum Secretary of State John Kerry said that the U.S. will be sending "experts" to Uganda to meet with the country's president to discuss the country's anti-LGBT law.
Congo may become the next country in Africa to make LGBT relationships illegal.
Due to the draconian laws recently passed in several African countries, being an LGBT in Africa brings many challenges. Members of the LGBT community live in constant fear.
Ugandan LGBT advocates, working together under a group called Civil Society Coalition on Human Rights and Constitutional Law, have filed a petition, challenging the validity of the draconian new anti-LGBT law that was signed into law hastily earlier this year.
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.
Kevin Jennings, the Executive Director of the Arcus Foundation, has written an op-ed for The Huffington Post, in which he calls the LGBT community in the United States to get more informed and engaged in LGBT issues overseas.
Five leading Ugandan LGBT advocates have released a document, in which they outline the most helpful way for western leaders to advocate for LGBT equality in Uganda.
In response to Uganda's recently enacted anti-gay law, the World Bank and various countries in the Global North are withholding aid from one of the poorest countries in the world.
The editors of America Magazine, which include the notable Jesuit author Fr. James Martin, have weighed in on Uganda’s deadly anti-LGBT law in an editorial, titled “When the Law Is a Crime”, denouncing criminalizing the LGBT community.