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July 20, 2011

Uganda Now: Gearing Up for Another Round with the "Kill the Gays" Bill

Photo of Frank Mugisha of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)

The “Kill the Gays” bill in Uganda (where homosexuality is already a crime) would impose the death penalty for a second conviction of consensual sex between two people of the same gender. It would also require family members, medical personnel, clergy and others to report people they suspect of being gay or face prison time. Please join us for a discussion of the current human rights crisis facing Uganda’s LGBTI community, the role that US evangelicals play in fomenting this crisis and how you can get involved. Moderator: Pam Spees, Senior Staff Attorney, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) Speakers: Frank Mugisha, of Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) Reverend Patricia Ackerman, Fellowship of Reconciliation New York City Council Member Daniel Dromm, who will be presenting a proclamation to Frank Mugisha When: Thursday, July 21st, from 6:30pm to 8pm Where: Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square, New York, New York See map Co-sponsors: Human Rights First, The Center for Constitutional Rights (The CCR), Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG), International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (IGLHRC)