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San Diego Gay and Lesbian News (SDGLN) Coverage

Read more about the Compass for Compassion Conference! Editor in Chief of the San Diego Gay and Lesbian News (SDGLN), Ken Williams, recapitulates the conference and highlights our Executive Director, Bruce Knotts.

SDGLN exclusive: Uganda remains a lightning rod over gay rights

Jeff Sharlet (above) speaks at consultation, as do Bruce Knotts (upper left), Val Kalende (middle left) and Bishop Christopher. NEW YORK – What’s really going on in Uganda? The notorious “Kill The Gays” bill is still floating around Parliament despite almost universal condemnation over the draconian attempts to criminalize homosexuality and punish anyone who comes to the aid of LGBT people. Investigative reporters and faith leaders warn that Uganda is the “line in the sand” over the criminalization of homosexuality, a movement propagated and financially supported by the Religious Right in America. LGBT activists, however, tell of small victories on the ground and the desperate need for cash to keep up their grassroots efforts to change hearts and minds. Last week, during the “Compass to Compassion – Discovering a Common Way to LGBT Global Equality” consultation at Union Theological Seminary, almost 100 prominent leaders representing a wide diversity of faith and secular communities attended a case study that focused on Uganda. Bruce Knotts, executive director of the United Nations Office for the Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations, introduced the session. He provided a brief history of the gathering, the third such meeting since Human Rights Watch alerted progressive and liberal clergy in America in spring 2009 to do something about the “Kill The Gays” bill in Uganda…. …To continue reading this article, please click HERE