May 23, 2010



6 comments:

  1. Wow. I just watched this whole thing. That's scary. Just truly scary. Not just to think about what could happen there, but here. Fear remains just as effective of a tactic as ever, and clearly there are groups of people who have learned nothing from Nazism. I see the same sort of hatred, fear and misinformation rampant in America, from anti-adoption legislation to blatantly racist laws in Arizona to the curriculum changes in Texas. This is just some scary stuff.

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  2. this is horrifying, and so incredibly sad. i had no idea it was this big of a problem. thank you for sharing this, patrick.

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  3. Wow. Thanks so much for posting this Patrick. I just watched the whole documentary...it's really scary. It's also super frustrating that Lively talks as an "expert" on LGBT issues. Or that people can be "homosexualized" (44:00). Ugh.

    22:20 - "Americans...we look up to them..so if they say something...we are going to believe them."

    or 25:00 - "Because they just can't come out, coming out, to me, like, it's suicidal."

    Also the "gay friendly" bar where gay people still get beaten up at...it was like Stonewall all over again….except so much worse. And really scary that the University-aged students were in support of it unanimously (38:00).

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  4. Truly saddening, it's a sharp reminder that though there is still so much work to be done here, many other places have it much, much worse. I can't even imagine what many of the LGBT people of Uganda must experience on a daily basis. Thank you for posting and sharing this with the community Patrick.

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  5. This makes me sick to my stomach. I think what makes it worse is the fact that this kind of movement isn't isolated to just Uganda. Many other African countries, including my home country of Nigeria, are proposing a similar bill. It stirs many emotions within me to think that I could be stoned to death or hung just for being myself in a country that gave me life and a country that I identify as a major shaper of my life and identity. Thank you Patrick for putting this up, I really do believe it is important to see that just as we are celebrating victories here in the United States, there are people elsewhere celebrating as well. These people are celebrating a legal document that demands the need to take the lives of other human beings solely for their sexual orientation. It is absolutely deplorable.

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  6. Honestly while I watched this video I just watched in a combination of dispassionate academic analysis and just being sorry that I cause some people so much anger by my existence . The rampant homophobia didn't even scare me as much as the indignant furry I felt towards the neocolonialist efforts by the american preachers in Uganda; that just means we as a community need partake in a massive effort of our own here in the so called land of the free.

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