Week in Review (August 4 – August 10)
Activists attended Gay Pride events this weekend in Uganda despite the country’s antigay climate, and their bravery earned the admiration of many worldwide.
View these must-see photos on Advocate.com.
Gay and Proud in Uganda
“Can you imagine that the worst place in the world to be gay is having Gay Pride?” Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera asked a crowd of cheering gay men, lesbians, transgendered men and women, and queers somewhere in between. It was Saturday afternoon, and we were on the shores of the giant, cloudy Lake Victoria in the Ugandan city of Entebbe, where L.G.B.T. activists had decided to stage the country’s first Pride Parade.
Continue reading on the New Yorker.
For Colored Boys: The End of an Invisible Life
The voices in For Colored Boys represent empowerment, which isn’t always beautiful and sometimes laced with grit. We colored boys are slapping flesh onto a monolithic image of black LGBT people.
Read more about the new anthology at the Huffington Post.
End the Chill: This Winter, Help LGBT Homeless Youth Come in From the Cold
It’s never too early to start planning for the winter, especially with its harsh impact on LGBTQ homeless youth. Support Ruth Ellis Center’s new campaign, ‘End the Chill: Where Homeless Youth Sleep this Winter.’
Learn more about this important initiative over at the Huffington Post.
President Obama Officially Opposes Boy Scouts of America Ban on Gays
The White House on Wednesday confirmed that President Barack Obama opposes the Boy Scouts of America’s ban on gays:
‘The President believes the Boy Scouts is a valuable organization that has helped educate and build character in American boys for more than a century. He also opposes discrimination in all forms, and as such opposes this policy that discriminates on basis of sexual orientation,’ White House spokesperson Shin Inouye said in a statement to Washington Blade.
More at Gay Star News.