Sunday, October 31, 2010

Urge the State Department to Offer Visas to "Outed" Ugandan LGBT Activists

Click here to sign the letter below which urges the State Department to Offer Visas to "Outed" Ugandan LGBT Activist (Source: Blogger by the name of Richael who claims to be a sophomore at Georgetown University studying international health.)

But first, just a reminder of the "hate" that is being flammed against homosexuals:

The letter you sign requesting the State Department to Offer Visas to "Outed" Ugandan LGBT Activist will be sent to the following:
Eric P. Schwartz
Asst. Secretary of State for Population, Refugees and Migration

U.S. Embassy
Kampala, Uganda

Office of Public Engagement
The White House
The Letter
Subject: Offer Visas for Outed Ugandan LGBT Activists
One year ago, a Ugandan parliamentarian introduced an "Anti-Homosexuality Bill" that if passed, would impose the death penalty on LGBT HIV-positive citizens found to be having sex. The bill also would impose life imprisonment for other LGBT Ugandans found to be sexually active.

This bill is an example of the blatant homophobia Ugandans face every day in their homeland. And if this weren’t enough, it just got worse.

Earlier this month a Ugandan newspaper published a list of the "Top 100 Homosexuals" which included their full names, pictures, and addresses and called for their hanging. Since the list was released, there have been a number of personal attacks and property damage towards some of the listed individuals.

One can only imagine what may happen next.

I am asking that the U.S. Department of State immediately offer visas for these "outed" Ugandans to enter the United States before their lives are threatened further.

As a country, we have repeatedly put pressure on Uganda to drop their homophobic bill, and domestically Secretary of State Clinton even recently made an "It Gets Better" video in support of queer youth in the states. I urge the Administration to stand up for the rights of the LGBTQ community, including our brothers and sisters in Uganda, and offer every single one of the individuals listed in that newspaper immediate refugee status and a visa to enter the United States.

Sincerely, Click here to sign the letter

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