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200 Publicly Outed After Ugandan Anti-Gay Law

Sarah Geisler |
February 25, 2014 | 11:48 a.m. PST

Executive Producer

World homosexuality laws (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
World homosexuality laws (Image via Wikimedia Commons)
A Ugandan tabloid, The Red Pepper, published a list with names and photos of the nation’s ‘top homosexuals’ on Tuesday, outing 200 people, many of whom have not openly identified as gay. A popular Ugandan hip-hop star, a Catholic priest, and several gay activists were on the list. 

SEE ALSO: Ugandan President Signs Anti-Gay Law

The headline, “EXPOSED!,” comes just one day after President Yoweri Museveni signed the controversial ant-gay bill into law. The Ugandan gay community has expressed fear about the ramifications of the article, and the larger repercussions of the law. Homosexuality is now punishable by life in prison. 

A retired Anglican cleric and other gay rights supporters were made the list as sympathizers. Tabloids have previously published names and addresses of alleged homosexuals in 2011, and demanded that gays be executed. 

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