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Kom ons help ‘n bietjie. Gay Uganda Genocide

Dear friends,

Uganda’s parliament is preparing to pass a brutal new law that would punish gay people with prison — even death.

Initial international criticism drove the President to call for a review. But after a well-funded and vicious lobbying effort by extremists, the bill looks set to be passed — threatening widespread persecution and bloodshed.

Opposition to the bill is rising, including from the Anglican church. Ugandan gay rights advocate Frank Mugisha writes, “This law will put us in serious danger. Please, sign the petition and tell others to stand with us – if there’s a huge global response, our government will see that Uganda will be internationally isolated by the proposed law, and strike it down.”

With the decision expected in days, only an irresistible wave of worldwide pressure will be enough to save Frank’s life and many others. Let’s build a huge petition to stop the gay death law — click here to take action, then forward this email:

The petition will be delivered to President Museveni, members of the review committee and Ugandan embassies worldwide this week before it’s too late, as well as to key donor governments.

The bill proposes life imprisonment for anyone convicted of having same-sex relations and imposes the death penalty for “serial offenders”. NGOs working to prevent the spread of HIV could be imprisoned for up to 7 years for “promoting homosexuality”. Even members of the public face up to three years in jail if they fail to report homosexual activity to the police within 24 hours!

The bill’s advocates claim that it defends national culture, but its strongest critics come from within Uganda. The Reverend Canon Gideon Byamugisha is one of many who’s written to us – he says,

“It is violating our cultures, traditions and religious values that teach against intolerance, injustice, hatred and violence. We need laws to protect people — not ones that will humiliate, ridicule, persecute and kill them en masse.”

By rejecting this dangerous bill and supporting the breadth of opposition to it, we can help set a crucial precedent. Let’s build massive support for Uganda’s human rights defenders, and save lives by stopping this bill — sign now here, then tell friends and family:

With hope and determination,

Alice, Ricken, Ben, Paul, Benjamin, Pascal, Raluca, Graziela and the whole Avaaz team

SOURCES

African letter to Ugandan President to throw out Anti-Homosexual Bill:
http://www.africafiles.org/article.asp?ID=22761

Ugandan church leader brands anti-gay bill “genocide”:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/katine/2009/dec/04/gideon-byamugisha-homosexuality-bill

Human Rights Impact Assessment of Uganda’s Anti-homosexuality Bill By Sylvia Tamale, The Dean of Law at Uganda’s Makerere University:
http://www.zeleza.com/blogging/african-affairs/human-rights-impact-assessment-ugandas-anti-homosexuality-bill-sylvia-tamal

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Flintie writes to the president of Malawi.

Mense, niks kry my so opgewerk soos die tipe ding nie. Ek glo in regte vir almal. Nie net Gay regte of Straight regte nie. Mens is mens. Tog het Malawi se regering besluit om twee mans, wat in ‘n tadisionele verlowing verloof geraak het, te vervolg. Nou wat nou? Uganda wil ons vrek skiet, of hang, of watookal hulle doodstraf behels, en nou lyk dit my Malawi is volgende in die ry vir die obskure wetstoepassing.

Wadefok is dit met mense?

Ek weet hoe die Jode moes voel. Op my kontinent is ek op die veiligste hierso in Suid Afrika, want enige ander plek sal ek dood gemaak word op gronde van wie in my bed slaap. Sinneloos…

So, ek het besluit ek skryf vandag ‘n brief aan die President van Malawi.

Dear President;

I’m a flaming homosexual from South Africa. That’s the country  below you right at the tip of the continent, south of course. I trust that you have access to computers, and a power grid, and internet and mxit, and facebook, and all that. So I trust that you can read ‘cause I cant type hieroglyphics that well, I must confess I’m even worse at speaking it.

Nevertheless I’ll take my chances.

What’s up with you and your people? Why is homosexuality such a crime? You know there is nothing evil in gay people. We walk and talk, laugh and cry just like you do. Ok, the boys might suck a bit more cock than you do, but does that really matter?

You know, in Uganda they want to kill us.

Now imagine that your son, or grandson grows up to be gay. This son grows to be a man of great importance. He brings a lot of pride to his families hearts, and he brings good money, honest values and loads of love to the world in honor of his mother’s teachings. She made him this great man. But this son is gay. Now what? Midas just turned into a turd ‘cause he does not “do-it” like you do?

You keep the people in prison for fear of what the people will do them if they get their hands on them?

With all do respect mister President, it’s a load of crap if there has ever been one. In all African traditions engagement and marriage is a huge family affair. There are people that love them sir. There is a mother waiting for her son tonight. A father thinking of his little boy that skipped and played in the fields.

Why are you so mean mister President?

Look at your country, it’s a mess. Why not focus on infrastructure? Why not get an economy, cause the one you got is fucked anyway. Now you keep two  men in a maximum prison, refusing bail, for what?  You realize that those to men just swore to get married, and now they don’t even get to see each other. Jeez, what happened to innocent until proven guilty?

To me and millions of people around the world, Amnesty International included, it sounds like you have already sentenced them. You are a right old piece of shit Mister President. You are suppose to be a leader. You are suppose to take your country forward. You are suppose to be many fucking things, yet all you turn out to be is a low life piece of shit.

A murderer and a terrorist, that is what you are. Police arrested Steven Monjeza, 26 and Tiwonge Chimbalanga, 20, in late December for getting engaged in a traditional ceremony. They were charged with unnatural practices between males and gross public indecency under the laws your African nation, where homosexuality is a criminal offense.

This week, 34 British members of parliament joined Amnesty International in calling for their unconditional release. Add mine to that list. You know, REAL men don’t HATE!

So mister Bingu wa Mutharika, do the right thing, and let people be themselves. It’s only then that they will be able to truly shine like the diamonds that they are.

Now you have yourself a gay day Mister President, we should get  together for tea sometime. I bake the best muffins in Gauteng and I’ll send your Minister of Police a batch back home with you.

Butterflies, Kisses and plenty of cheescake

Flintie.

PS: You cant sue me for calling you a fucker, or was it a shit? Because I don’t have any money. 😛

Gay Uganda

Ek gaan nie vir julle lieg nie, my hart is moer seer. Toe ek net klaar met skool was, het ek vir ‘n organisasie met die naam GLOP uitgehelp. Dit was die gay en lesbian organisation Pretoria gewees. Die organisasie het toe later fondse van HIVOS bekom, en groot gegaan. Vandag word hulle OUT genoem. Aktivisme oor dinge soos Aids, en GLBT regte (Gay, Lesbian, Bi-Sexual and Transgender) is in my bloed.

Ek was betrokke by die Internasional Aids Conference 2000 op die ouderdom van 19. Navorsing was ons ding, en dis ook waaroor ons direkteur Dawie Nel destyds ‘n voorlegging gedoen het. Ons het lesings bygewoon, kontakte opgebou, en baie geleer oor wat die mense deurgaan.

Nou, ek het al so bietjie gehoor van die Uganda ding, en bietjie gelees, en bietjie bebliksemd geword, en weer bietjie gelees. Dit so hier en daar in gegooi in ‘n post. Dit moes al vir my gesê het het hier is iets aan die kom, maar ek wou nie “heavy” word op die bloggers nie. Mense wil lag, gesels en vir ‘n oomblik vergeet van al die lelik daar buite. Tog, nou sit dit soos ‘n bol doring-draad in my keel vas, en dit wil uit.

Ek weet dit gaan pynlik wees, maar asseblief ouens en vriendinne hoor my.

Die deel wat my diep getref het van die berig wat op 08/01/2010 op IOL se web blad verskyn het, was die volgende:

President Yoweri Museveni has told colleagues he believes the bill is too harsh and has encouraged the ruling party to overturn the death sentence provision, which would apply to sexually active gays living with HIV or in cases of same-sex rape.

Verstaan jy die implikasies? Ons is die kontinent met die hoogste HIV + syfers. Hoeveel gay mans en vrouens in Uganda is HIV +? Statistieke  wys nie sommer tussen gay en straight nie, veral nie in ‘n land waar jy so bang is om dit te erken dat jy maar eerder net lieg en sê: ” Ek eet soos jy oom” nie.

Asof dit nie al reeds hel moet wees om met  Aids saam te moet leef nie, nou moet hulle nog met die lewe wat hulle het ook gedreig word as hulle liefde maak met ‘n volwasse wettige groot mens wat in gestem het tot dit. Hoe de hel gaan jy ‘n siekte soos dit hanteer, en beheer in ‘n land waar mense net gaan stilbly? Eerder in die donker nag van siek wees en sukkel sal krippeer, as om na ‘n dokter toe te stap en Arv’s te bekom?

Ek raak bietjie, bietjie befok dat daar mense is wat so iets sal ondersteun. Vanaand flits dit onder die nuus dat die President van Uganda homself distansieer van die aansoek om die wet.

…a bit to harsh…

Sy woorde oor die wet, nie myne nie. Bang vir die “backlash from foreign investors”, wat de blou kersie pik bliksem, beteken dit?

Waar is die mense in die redes? Verstaan my asseblief, ek raak opgesweep met die feit dat dit rand en sent is, alweer. En hoe aktief is ons land in die saak? Wat het geword van verantwoordelikheid vir jou mede mens?

Ek weet skryf gaan nie veel doen nie, maar nou lees ek vanmiddag op ‘n blog genaamd GayUganda dat so tussen die “power cuts” en storms deur kon hy ook nie werklik uitvind wat aangaan nie. Dit moet ongelooflik erg wees om te weet dat jy kan gemoor word, omdat jy gay en positief is, en om nie verseker te weet of dit al wet is of nie, maak sekerlik van jou ‘n kluisenaar in jou eie angs.

Sy opskrif :  “What do the papers say?”

Ek lees boeke daarin nadat ek sy skrywe gelees het.

Amerika is ‘n Poephol

Ek weet nie wie van julle weet nie, maar Amerika is wraggies somtyds agtergeblewe. California is nou besig met ‘n groot hof geveg oor of gay mense mag trou of nie. Die nuutse nuus toe ek die skryf was dat die wat teen “gay unions” is die hof gevra het of hulle die lewendige uitsending oor you tube sal weier. Die hof oorweeg dit nou.

Hulle het so ‘n mannetjie daai kant, at my vreeslik baie ons eie ou Julius Malema laat dink. Hy is mos reeds nou onlangs in ‘n IOL poll gewees. IOL wou weet of ons dink hy is ‘n rassis,  88% het gesê ja, maar dis nie nuus nie.

Amerika se nasionale poehol is Brian Brown, die mees uitgesprokke oor gay huwelike, en niks daarvan goed nie. In ons land, so sleg wat sommiges hom somtyds sê, ek ingesluit, is daar darem nie so ‘n issue nie. Ek as ‘n gay persoon het presies die selfde regte as ‘n getroude hetro paartjie. Is dit nie wonderlik nie?

Amerika wil altyd voorkom asof sy ‘n wereld leier is, tog veroorsaak sy net oorlog, skandes, en blabse wat lewens kos. Onskuldige lewens meestal. Sy wil god speel op ‘n globale vlak, maar sy kan nie sien dat liefde nie ras, sex, of  geld sien nie. Ons almal bloei rooi, daar is mos nie novocaine in ons are nie.

Ek weet my opinie oor die saak maak seker bitter min saak, maar my fok man, Amerika moet bykom. For once kan hulle bietjie hier by ons kom leer.

Amerika ‘n eerste wereld land?

Sure….

Ek vra hulp asb.

Ek sal baie graag ‘n blogroll wil maak van blogs wat handel oor gay-wees of geskryf is deur gay-mense. Mans en vrouens. Indien julle so gaaf sal wees om die links vir my hier te los sal ek baie dankbaar wees.

Die rede hoekom ek dit wil doen is omdat ek baie vriende het wat van facebook af lees, en hulle sê dat hulle sukkel om gay leestof in Afrikaans  op die net op te spoor omdat ons nie altyd ‘n gay tema gebruik vir ons skrywes nie.

Ek hoop nou nie ek trap op iemand se tone nie, ek het net gedink dit sal help.

Dis nou genoeg.

Ek is alweer gatvol.

Op my blog het ek nog net 4 spam comments gehad, en drie van hulle was oor die feit dat ek gay is. Ek vra julle nou, sê ek iets wat die hetero gemeenskap ontstel? Lees aan ‘Dis nou genoeg.’

Tshabalala-Msimang is dood.

Ek weet ek moet slaap maar ek lees toe die raak.

So, dog maar ek deel die nuus.


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Ek is ‘n Afrikaner man, ek is gay, en ek is 29 jaar oud. Ek skryf die blog, om uiting te gee aan my taal en my kultuur, ten spyte van die feit dat baie mense dink n gay man is minder man. Ek is lief vir my land, my mense, my taal en ons kos. Ek is lief vir my God. Ek glo ek is wie ek is as gevolg van die oorloë van my voorvaders. My kultuur het my identiteit gevorm. Braaivleis is in my bloed, en ek kan net waarlik gelukkig wees onder die Afrika son.
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