A tabloid in Uganda called “Rolling Stone” (no affiliation with Rolling Stone Magazine) has named 100 people that the tabloid believes are gay. The newspaper ran the article “100 Pictures of Uganda’s Top Homos Leak,” on the front page, along with a yellow banner that read “hang them.”
The Washington Post reports that along with the photos were the men’s names and addresses.
So far, at least four men named in the list of ‘top 100 homosexuals,’ have been attacked. One person had stones thrown at his house, and other people on the list have gone into hiding.
Frank Mugisha, the chairman of Sexual Minorities Uganda, said:
“Such kind of media should not be allowed in Uganda. It is creating violence and calling for genocide of sex minorities. The law enforcers and government should come out and protect sex minorities from such media.”
The article in the tabloid claims that a deadly unknown disease was attacking homosexuals, and that gays were recruiting children by raiding schools.
The government has banned Uganda’s “Rolling Stone” from printing any more copies. Not because it is wrong to call for the death of homosexuals, but because “Rolling Stone” had not properly registered with the government. Once the correct paperwork is filed, the Uganda tabloid can begin spreading hate again.