WBEZ | SMUG http://www.wbez.org/tags/smug Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Gay Ugandans face ongoing discrimination despite international pressure http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/gay-ugandans-face-ongoing-discrimination-despite-international-pressure <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/David Kato.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Last week Uganda&rsquo;s most prominent gay rights activist, David Kato, was found murdered in his home. Official police reports say the motive was robbery, but many in Uganda&rsquo;s gay community suspect otherwise.&nbsp;At David&rsquo;s funeral, the pastor called on homosexuals to repent or &ldquo;be punished by God.&rdquo; That&rsquo;s indicative of what life is like for gay Ugandans, a country where homosexual acts are illegal. Frank Mugisha is Chairperson of <a href="http://www.sexualminoritiesuganda.org/" target="_blank">Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG)</a>. The organization advocates for the rights of gay people in Uganda. Frank talks about the legacy of David Kato, his colleague and friend, and what it&rsquo;s like to be gay in Uganda.&nbsp; We spoke to Frank while he was in Chicago to speak at Columbia College's <a href="http://www.colum.edu/Academics/Institute_for_the_Study_of_Women_and_Gender_in_the_Arts_and_Media/">Ellen Stone Belic Institute for the Study of Women &amp; Gender in the Arts &amp; Media</a>.</p></p> Tue, 01 Feb 2011 18:08:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/gay-ugandans-face-ongoing-discrimination-despite-international-pressure