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  1. chestnut
    August 11, 2014

    @Pinky, that last paragraph; me and u both *confused face* …another thing that confuses me is dat homosexuality is still illegal and punishable by a jail sentence, but “promoting” homosexuality(whatever that means) is now legal, and ugandans are no longer obliged to denounce gays to the authorities…I’m sorry but this doesn’t make any type of sense to me at all! So is being gay allowed or nah?

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    • pinkpanthertb
      August 11, 2014

      As in eh. The entire technicalities confuse me.
      And not to rain on the Ugandan gays’ colourful parade, but isn’t the jubilation a tad premature? Unless I don’t understand what they understand about their country’s gay laws

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      • chestnut
        August 11, 2014

        I swear! That celebration is more premature than Kimye’s 73rd day wedding anniversary,lol.

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    • Legalkoboko
      August 11, 2014

      “Being gay” in Uganda is not punished by the law. But all types of gay sex CAN be punished by the law. (A silly distinction, if you ask me ). That’s what they mean.

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      • pinkpanthertb
        August 11, 2014

        You mean as silly as the distinction GEJ and his band of homophobic lawmakers tried to make in our anti gay bill? Something about homosexuality tends to make these incapable of thinking straight. No pun intended.

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  2. daniel
    August 11, 2014

    Try this in Nigeria and they’ll use juju to kill u… #hypocrites

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    • chestnut
      August 11, 2014

      Buahahaha! Ur comment cracked me up, daniel! No be small Juju O! LMFAO.

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  3. chestnut
    August 11, 2014

    I’m probably goin to get thumbed down for this, but I’m sorry,they can miss me with any type of gay rally or carnival or festival. I just don’t think it’s necessary to hold sexuality rallies (heterosexuals don’t do it). I just can’t get with that kinda publicity,I’m sorry. I know some of y’all might say such public…”demonstrations”-if u will – are necessary for our voice and presence and existence to be visible and for acceptance and tolerance to be promoted, but ask yourself, if such a rally came up in Nigeria,perhaps on ur street in, say,festac or ikeja or Wuse or Garki or Independence Layout or…wherever, would u put on a rainbow-coloured shirt and raise a huge placard and join that crowd? Nigeria aint ready, and frankly,neither am I.

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    • DeadlyDarius
      August 11, 2014

      Shocker

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  4. infamousdiaries
    August 11, 2014

    1st of all I’d like to prostrate in greeting to all the brothers and all the -in a matter of speaking- sistuhs in the place, ________O_. 2ndly, this is my 1st comment and I really dunno what to say, but with regard to what @chestnut said, I feel it was pretty immature of them. I’ve likened it to premature-ejaculation… Its just too early.

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  5. daniel
    August 11, 2014

    I agree with u Chestnut, what’s the point? The world will never love homosexuals, we disgust them, let’s just put our acts together and enjoy the little acceptance we receive instead of going all over putting it on their faces “we are gay, we are proud” after all they don’t go around singing ‘we are straight, we r bold’. Live and let live abeg.

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  6. Lothario
    August 11, 2014

    Pride rallies aren’t just about the parties and floats, they’re about gay history and trying to achieve equality…. It’s over time that it’s turned to this huge ball where everyone turns up to party.

    As for the technicality of this law, I remember making a comment about it the first day you put it up here. Shouldn’t they have been more concerned about overturning the law jailing homosexuals, than the one jailing the ‘promoters’ of homosexuality. At times, I feel like we take these little victories a bit further than normal, then lose sight of the big picture.

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    • chestnut
      August 11, 2014

      What exactly does it mean to “promote homosexuality” though, and why isn’t it a crime in a place where homosexuality is a crime? That’s almost like saying: “murder is a crime,but aiding and abetting a murder is totally NOT a crime”…no kinda sense to me,I tell ya!

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  7. Khaleesi
    August 11, 2014

    while I applaud the boldness of the gay pride revelers, I still have some observations
    1. the kaw was thrown out on a technicality, the court did not make any pronouncement as to the legality (ie whether its a breach of human rights) or otherwise of the law, which means that potentially, the lawmakers could pass the bill anew by simply ensuring that they comply with the laid down procedures.

    2. homosexuality is still illegal in Uganda under the pre-existing anti sodomy laws which Uganda (like other former british colonies eg Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana etc) inherited from her colonial masters.

    3. the striking downt of the law does little ir nothing to change public opinions towads gay persons nor is there even a remote reference of any sort to the widespread police harassment and intimidation/extortion of gay people. one can only assume that for the homophobes, it’s business as usual despite a court ruling which is merely symbolic.

    gay pride started out as a celebration if openness and acceptance to encourage a feeling of pride and dignity despite the oppression and ostracism associated with being gay, to the person who says gays will never be accepted, I reply: you simply havent travelled far and wide enough! in many parts of the civilised world, acceptance of gays is growing in leaps and bounds, the homophobes are a tiny and ever shrinking minority who have been pushed to the brink of thr dustbins of life (both past, present and future) where they rightfully belong! in parts of the world now, people hide their homophobia cos its now seen as absurd to be homophobic just as in Nigeria we are forced to hide our true sexuality.
    Even 50yrs from now, we will probably not see a gay pride march nor even acceptance of gays, for a variety of reasons chief amongst which is the virulent homophobia that grows in leaps and bounds as well as the shocking propensity that Nigerians have for using violence to resolve all issues. But at the same time, for any step to be taken towards acceptance, there must be increased visibility for gays in order to demolish the theories that gays are shadowy and demonic eg imagine the effect if some highly placed members if the society e.g Governors, Doctors, Lawyers, top CEOs, etc were to come out as gay?

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  8. QueerBoi
    August 11, 2014

    I’m honestly shocked at the comments I’ve read here today. They r celebrating prematurely?? You don’t seem to understand half of what they’ve been thru. They r not celebrating because they’ve won the war, they won a battle.. And if they keep up they’ll win many others. We celebrate our football teams winning cups, we celebrate In church, we celebrate birthdays and what not and yet we can’t celebrate a little bit of freedom? The guy with d sticker on his face couldn’t do that some 3weeks ago. Buh now he can. They’re making efforts to change things in their country albeit little by little and we are sitting pretty on our very high pedestal looking for flaws. *sigh*

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