NEXT GABFEST Saturday, March 22 from 5:30pm to 7:00pm
The Plight of LGBT people in Africa
Following up from our last Gabfest Kirk G. is leading an effort to assist LGBT people in Uganda and in the 38 countries in Africa that criminalize homosexuality.
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For 2012/2013 financial year the revenues of the Uganda budget was $3,245.0, expenditures – $4,322.0.
The difference of $1,077.0 was covered primarily by foreign aid. Half of that was funded by U.S. (incl. gay taxpayers). So this move may force Ugandans to cut expenditures by 25% and live within their financial means. This is the price they are going to pay for genocide against gays.
Thirty years ago, fewer than 350,000 people were held in prisons and jails in the United States. Today, the number of inmates in the United States exceeds 2,000,000. In this book, Alexander argues that this system of mass incarceration “operates as a tightly networked system of laws, policies, customs, and institutions that operate collectively to ensure the subordinate status of a group defined largely by race.” The War on Drugs, the book contends, has created “a lower caste of individuals who are permanently barred by law and custom from mainstream society.” Mass incarceration, and the disabilities that come with the label “felon,” serve, metaphorically, as the new Jim Crow. Read Next Page Below –>