This interview is illegal in Uganda
Inside the fight against an unbelievably vicious anti-gay law
In Uganda, under the new anti-gay law, you—you reading this now—would almost certainly be a criminal. Know gay people, but don't report them? Prison. "Promote homosexuality" by posting on Facebook or Twitter about gay rights, or doing an interview for a podcast? Prison. Gay yourself? Life sentence.
But Frank Mugisha, an openly gay activist for equality, isn't leaving. And his allies, in Uganda and around the world, aren't giving up either.
In this episode, through interviews with Frank and with Andre Banks, who runs the global advocacy group All Out, we tell the story of the fight against Uganda's insanely harsh new law—a law whose origins are uncomfortably close to home.
Originally posted on March 13, 2014
All OutBuilding a world where no person will have to sacrifice because of who they love and who they are.
Andre BanksCo-founder and Executive Director of All Out
Frank MugishaExecutive Director at Sexual Minorities Uganda
Garlin Gilchrist IIDetroit's Deputy Technology Director for Civic Community Engagement
Sexual Minorities UgandaAn advocacy network of LGBTI rights organizations in Uganda.
MoveOn.org8 million progressives fighting for change.
Podington Bear - Enrichment
Genghis Attenborough - Guitar Loop
Zachary Young - Original Music