Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Global Protest Alert

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The International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission announced yesterday that there is to be a global public protest against a proposed Anti-Homosexuality Bill in Uganda. A rally will take place at 12:30pm (ET) on November 19, 2009 in New York City aligned with global human rights protests in other cities.

Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG) and its partners in civil society have requested that supporters stage protests against the homophobic legislation at the diplomatic missions of Uganda leading up to Human Rights Day on December 10, 2009. The demonstration in New York is organized by a coalition of supporters, including the African Services Committee, Health Gap, the International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission, Human Rights Watch, the Council for Global Equality, ACT UP Philadelphia, Advocates for Youth, and Proyecto SOL Filadelphia. A counterpart demonstration protesting the bill will also be held at the Ugandan Embassy in Washington, DC the same afternoon.

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