Sweden, Denmark and Norway Cut Off Aid Money To Uganda Over Anti-Gay Legislation

Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, writer, blogger and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Advocate, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, Raw Story, and The Huffington Post

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  1. Sorry, but the countries mentioned are not the only ones limiting or ending aid to Uganda… the Netherlands has also limited providing financial aid to Uganda, the Secretary of Equality Affairs has blocked the transfer of money to the Ugandan government, due to the anti-gay legislation, and is re-considering the money transferred to non-governmental organizations in Uganda if those organizations are cooperating with the Ugandan government.
    And apart from the Dutch government, several cooperations and businesses (ao the KLM, Unilever) have announced that they will reconsider their tradings with Ugandan government.

  1. May 17, 2014

    […] In this day and age this type of discrimination is disgusting, but what makes this even worse is that this bill has been received with parading happiness, support and, most surprising, the president, Yoweri Museveni’s support rose. The government of Uganda has quite literally used homosexuality as a scapegoat policy for all the bad things afflicting their nation, the law even passed with aid withdrawal from Sweden, Denmark and Norway. […]

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