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Pride Uganda has been crushed. Please don’t look away

The Guardian

Since 2012 we have celebrated Pride in Uganda. Our Pride is very different to the Pride parades in London or New York. Rather than hundreds of thousands, we have a few hundred LGBT Ugandans, and our friends who sympathise with our struggle, attending our event. We usually keep away from big public crowds and public …Read More

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Leading Jewish-American Organization Calls on the UN Security Council to Issue Sanctions Against Burma in Response to the Mass Murder and Displacement of the Rohingya People

As the mass murder and displacement of the Rohingya people by the Burmese military intensifies, we implore the United Nations Security Council to issue targeted sanctions against Burma (Myanmar) to send an unmistakably clear message that the global community will not tolerate state-sanctioned violence against the Rohingya people.

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