Ken Schneck, PhD: My Time Down And (Oh-So-Minimally) Out In Uganda
Huffington Post - over 4 years
"Are you freakin nuts?!?"
"I hope you're kidding."
"Please try not to get killed."
These are just a few of the posts that brightly adorned my Facebook wall a few weeks ago, when I announced I was leaving that day to go volunteer in Uganda. Never mind that this was my second time going to Uganda in the past few years. Never mind that I was volunteering with an American nonprofit organization that safely sponsors four of these trips a year. Never mind that I promised to leave my HRC T-shirt at home. I was leaving for Uganda. I am gay. Therefore I could die!
The de facto impression of Uganda right now boils down to a proposed piece of legislation that, if approved, would carry harsh punishments (imprisonment or death, depending on whom you ask) for those engaging in homosexual acts or promoting a pro-gay agenda.
Simply stated, the proposed anti-gay law does not, and should not, define a people. During my past few weeks in Uganda, I engaged as many citizens as poss
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