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Social media leads charge to squash Uganda's "Kill the Gays" bill

AllOut, an organization defending LGBT rights, launched an online appeal to the Ugandan government. Within 30 hours, more than 300,000 people from every country in the world signed the petition with more than 200,000 shares on Facebook and other social media channels.

Will the world do anything if Uganda passes "Kill the Gays" bill?

The situation in Uganda's Parliament is fluid. Overnight, the "Kill the Gays" bill seemingly vanished off the agenda, but reports out of Kampala, Uganda, today indicate that Parliament indeed will vote on the measure. Stay tuned for the breaking news.

COMMENTARY: The quiet genocide – a call for religious conscience and action

These moral battles, as we have seen in Uganda, are often driven by well- meaning Christian fundamentalists from the USA in a perverse kind of neo-colonialism. They have no idea of the fallout from these laws to millions of LGBT people who cannot access HIV prevention or care.

Ugandan LGBT activist pleas for help as the "Kill the Gays" bill regains life

"Remember that this is time for the GAY MOVEMENT around the world to make COMMON CAUSE with the average citizen of Uganda to decry the abuse of human rights of ALL UGANDANS. Do not separate the two issues. Mention both in the same sentence, in the same breath."