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Saturday, September 09, 2006

Ugandan 'gay' name list condemned

A Ugandan newspaper's decision to publish the names of alleged homosexual men is a "chilling development", New York-based Human Rights Watch says.

Last month the Red Pepper paper printed 45 first names and professions or areas of work of alleged homosexual men.

HRW says the move could foreshadow a government crackdown in the country, where homosexuality is illegal.

But an editor at the paper told the BBC that it was not a witchhunt and that no man on the list was identifiable.


Black Gay Pride marks decade of growth 

The loud beat of an African drum and high-energy tribal dancing helped “make way for revolution” Sept. 1 at the opening ceremony of Atlanta’s annual Black Gay Pride celebration.

In the Life Atlanta, official organizer of Black Gay Pride, chose the revolutionary theme to celebrate its 10th anniversary of hosting political, educational and cultural events during the Labor Day weekend tradition, which began as a series of house parties more than two decades ago.
Nightlife festivities for this year’s Black Gay Pride got underway as early as Aug. 30, but the Friday night opening ceremony at the Sheraton Midtown Colony Square, ITLA’s host hotel, marked the start of official events.


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