At Mother Jones, our friend Mac McClelland reports from Uganda, focusing on the defiance of the country’s gay community in the face of bigots (some of whom have American allies). McClelland calls attention to the fact that despite the media’s recent focus on Uganda, anti-gay violence and attacks on gay rights is occurring elsewhere, including here in the United States.
“The Anti-Homosexuality Bill dies without making it to a vote. Bahati has pledged he’ll get the legislation through, somehow, someday. And indeed, in October, Parliament votes to reopen debate on the bill. Meanwhile, Sappho Islands, Kasha’s bar, will close when the landlady evicts the business because of all the weirdos coming in and out. Kasha will vow to open another one, one that’s bigger and even better.”