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.
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.
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.