GayUganda, the only gay Ugandan blogger that I am aware of, has written extensively against his country’s looming “Kill Gays” bill. And he has written passionately for human rights for the LGBT people in his country.
And now his life and the lives of his loved ones have threatened. And GayUganda is not dismissing this as an idle threat.
Of the threat, GayUganda writes:
Ok, it is no secret who I am. I mean, it is an open secret. So, when this anonymous person says they know me, why, I do tend to take it seriously. Especially because of the fact that I have been getting other indications that people do know dear old gayuganda.
I am pretty sure Ssempa knows who I am. And, by extension, Buturo, Bahati and the others. Violence to me and mine? I will defend myself as and when I can. Dont worry friends. I have made contingency plans. And, the reason this blog needs to be kept posting is simply because we have no other voice. We gay Ugandans, as other Ugandans debate a bill to kill us or imprison us legally for life.
This threat is chilling. My thoughts are with this incredibly brave man.