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Outed Gay Ugandans Report Attacks 

Outed Gay Ugandans Report Attacks 


Several people throughout Uganda have reportedly been attacked after a newspaper published the names and pictures of 100 people alleged to be gay, activist Frank Mugisha told the BBC.

Mugisha, who works with Sexual Minorities Uganda, said one woman was almost killed after neighbors threw stones at her house. He said most of the people whose names were printed in Rolling Stone magazine have been harassed.

A "kill the gays" bill proposed by a member of parliament made headlines last year, but after an international outcry, a year later, it has yet to be formally debated. Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda.

"We have got people who have been threatened to be thrown out of work, people who have been threatened by their own family members, who want to throw them out of their own houses," Mugisha said.

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