If this report is to be believed, there is a double agent, a spy, sitting in on LGBTI meetings and deliberations in Uganda. According to Uganda’s Observer newspaper, detailed planning minutes, strategies adopted from meetings, and names of organizations that have taken part in these meetings are in the newspaper’s and government’s possession.
This strategy involves “mapping out friendly journalists, as well as hostile and ignorant ones” with the objective of “identifying trainable journalists to become allies and objective reporters on sexual minority and gender identity issues”.
The plan is to raise a list of “40 journalists of a mixture of friendly, hostile and ignorant”. The strategy, whose aim is “gaining acceptance for the sexual minority groups”, with a time frame of June 2012 to June 2013, lists among its activities, workshops, talk-shows, barazas and parliamentary advocacy programmes for legislators … Shortly before leaving for an official trip abroad last week, an excited Lokodo, upon seeing the document, said he had finally obtained the information he needed to fight homosexuality in Uganda..
The documents the Observer claims to have seem to be the same ones that prompted Minister Lokodo to list a number of NGOs he was going to ban for ‘promoting homosexuality.’
It’s fairly apparent that someone sitting in on these meetings also doubles as a government informant, a mole. In another private forum, the question had been raised (and wasn’t answered) about how Ethics Minister, Simon Lokodo, got advance notice of LGBTI meetings when most gay men and women in Uganda didn’t know about them until they had taken place or had been broken up.
It seems all has now been revealed apart from who the Judas Iscariot is, of course.
- Simon Lokodo heads a quasi-Gestapo unit in Uganda (sebaspace.wordpress.com)
- Uganda To Ban NGO’s For Supposedly Supporting LGBT Rights (lezgetreal.com)