The invaluable folks at Box Turtle Bulletin have the latest:
Multiple reports indicate that Uganda’s Rolling Stone (no relation to the venerable U.S. publication by the same name) has hit the streets again following a nearly month-long haitus with another installment of its anti-gay vigilante campaign. According to editor Muhame Giles’ Facebook posting:
The Rolling Stone has again published 20 more pictures of homosexuals in Uganda. The early edition for monday is already on the street. Our kampala readers can pick copies from Petro (jinja road) and “sell-out” point -Bugolobi stage,” said Circulation chief Nicholas. There we roll….
The latest edition reportedly carries the headline, “More homos’ faces exposed.” Giles defended the tabloid’s outing campaign last week, saying, that homosexuality was “bigger than terrorism. He also said, “we thought that by publishing that story, the police would investigate them and prosecute them and hang them.”
Box Turtle also says that LGBT groups in Uganda are fighting back:
Sexual Minorities Uganda has issued a press release announcing that LGBT and Human Rights advocates will bring the Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone (no relation to the U.S magazine by the same name) to the High Court over the anti-gay vigilante campaign that was unleashed early last month and resumed again this morning. According to advocates in Uganda, they are scheduled to bring the case before High Court today at 10:00 am before Judge Kibuuka Musoke.
In the press release issued by Sexual Minorities Uganda, LGBT advocates call on the media to end all activities which call for the incitement of violence against LGBT people. SMUG also calls on the government to “take all appropriate measures to put an end to this blatant incitement to public violence against a particular group of citizens” and to honor its human rights commitments under the Ugandan constitution and international treaties.