Thursday, July 30, 2009

History in the Making

Yeah, there is a sense of history in the making.

Not in the OutGames ongoing in Copenhagen. The Gay Games. What an opportunity for meeting and discussing gay issues! Oh yes, and promoting the world wide homosexual agenda of course. It is interesting that, in countries which, once upon a time there was a persecution of gay people, now the opposite is shown. Gay sexuality is celebrated. How far we have come.

But the history in the making has been in Uganda.

Was talking to someone a couple of days back who was interested in my country’s infamous gay bashing. We have the reputation. Of gay bashing, worldwide. Seems as if we are re-known for Idi Amin in the ‘70s, HIV/AIDS in the 80’s and ‘90s, and gay bashing in the first decade of this century.

But, in this short time, quite a lot has happened.

There were no gay groups a scant few years ago. Ssempa was doing his gay bashing, but he learnt it in America, and came here and suddenly found that there was no bashing to do. Just wasn’t popular. So he decided to make it popular. The power of charisma.

I think I have blogged about people trying to ‘prove’ that there were some ‘gay ugandans’. Seems like that was years and years ago.

Now, Nsaba-Buturo, Ssempa and the government are so convinced that gay Ugandans exist and present a clear and present danger to the wellbeing of Ugandans that a new law is soon to be tabled in Parliament. The MPs seat Tue through Thursday, and it is usually so boring that one cannot follow it on the live streaming on TV, but certainly when Buturo tables the bill (might have done as I write), he will see to it that it hits the airwaves. He seems to crave that publicity!

History in the making.

Seems as if we are kind of reversing what history should be, in Uganda. But we are also making some fancy history. Be it gay history, or anti-gay history. And know what, I think I am a very unassuming person, (f**ck the red rug), but it is kind of funny to be in the middle of all this hullabaloo. Just because I am gay, wow!


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