While the states of California and Washington are passing advances in legistlation FOR their LGBT communities , in places like Uganda it is a quite another situation.
Amnesty International has condemned the Anti-Homosexuality Bill reintroduced yesterday in Uganda's parliament as a "grave assault on human rights", while an activist in the country called the return of the legislation "scary and traumatizing."
In a post KATO Uganda, things are scarier than ever.
He sits at a table with his fingers encircled around the tail of a glass filled with Smirnoff. He is at a Kampala nightspot and has dissolved into the crowd, looking just like any other reveller. What most people at the bar would not know however, is that he, plus a couple of his colleagues at the venue, is homosexual. He demands that his identity is hidden if he is to be quoted in the papers instead; he proposes a pseudonym, Alan Mukasa.