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In a startling revelation, the daughter of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni admitted today during a radio talk show in Mbarara, in Western Uganda that she is homosexual, and that she is revealing this fact as a protest to the anti-gay law her father signed only a few days ago.
Diana Kamuntu, Museveni’s daughter said that though she loves her father unconditionally, she does not agree with Uganda’s anti-gay stance, and will fight against it.
“I am gay, I am homosexual. I have known this since I was a little girl. Also, I have been Christian all of my life, so I will not tolerate any law of this supposedly democratic nation, that will place hate on any person just because of what his or her sexual orientation happens to be,” said Kamuntu.
“Now that I finally revealed my sexual orientation, I put myself in front of this new law and I will let our people decide what to do with me,” Kamuntu adds, as her voice breaks down while on air.
The radio host, James Kasirivu noticeably was in shock, and could not seemingly get words out of his mouth.
The live radio broadcast was abruptly shortened and was put off air after a few hours of repeated commercials.
In the latest setback for homosexuals across Africa, the Ugandan President signed a law Monday that imposes tough penalties for homosexual acts, a move that has been condemned from around the world and that may jeopardize Uganda’s relationship with the United States and other Western nations.
As of this writing, neither the radio station nor the office of Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni could be reached for comment.
Bravery is just not the fucking word for this woman.
I don’t have a word strong enough.
This woman is amazing.
There’s not fucking around and there’s not fucking around.
An aerial photograph of a dried up river bed in Mexico.
A pantomime horse from the Royal Flying Corps Kite and Balloon Section Concert Party production of ‘Cinderella’, takes time out to meet local troops at Bapaume/2 Jan 1918
I’m just going to put this cover for CLARIEL right here and let the Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen love wash over me.
Crown Princess (later Empress) Menen Asfaw of Ethiopia.
Photograph taken sometime around 1920.
This is a frightened city. Over these streets, over these houses hangs a pall of fear. An ugly kind of violence is rife, stalking the town. Yes, gangs of old ladies attacking fit, defenseless young men.
How I intend to spend my twilight years.
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Alice Herz-Sommer, the worldâs oldest known Holocaust survivor and an expert pianist, died Sunday in London, her family said. She was 110.
Herz-Sommer was born on Nov. 26, 1903, in Prague and began learning to play the piano at age 5. She married Leopold Sommer in 1931, and they had a son in 1937. But the family was sent from their home in Prague to a concentration camp in the Czech city of Terezin in 1943. She often starred in concerts that inmates were allowed to perform.
About 140,000 Jews were sent to Terezin and 33,430 died there, according to the Associated Press. The camp was liberated by the Soviet army in May 1945, but her husband died of typhus at another concentration camp. Herz-Sommer’s mother was sent to an extermination camp in 1942.
Still, Herz-Sommer showed little bitterness. “We are all the same,” she said. “Good, and bad.”
She is the subject of the Oscar nominated documentary, The Lady in Number 6: Music Saved My Life