While America recognizes the Top 25 Most Stylish New Yorkers and the Top 100 Most Powerful Celebrities, Uganda is putting out newspapers with headlines to hang their Top 100 Homosexuals.
The front-page newspaper story of the Rolling Stone – not the American magazine, featured a list of Uganda's 100 “top” homosexuals, with a bright yellow banner across it that read: “Hang Them.” Alongside their photos were the men's names and addresses.
Since the publication hit the stands, at-least four gay Ugandans on the list have been attacked and many others are in hiding.
The newspaper has been asked to cease publication, but editors for the paper said they felt the publication was “in the public's interest.”
“We felt there was need for society to know that such characters exist amongst them. Some of them recruit young children into homosexuality, which is bad and need to be exposed,” said the paper's managing editor, Giles Muhame. “They take advantage of poverty to recruit Ugandans. In brief we did so because homosexuality is illegal, unacceptable and insults our traditional lifestyle.”[mashshare]