Frank Mungisha, an Ugandan gay rights activist included in The Advocate’s “Forty Under 40” list last year, will speak at The New School in Manhattan tomorrow night about his experiences. From the promotional material:

He has played a leading role in combating the “Anti-Homosexuality” bill proposed by the Ugandan legislature that threatens lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals and their family members, with harassment, imprisonment and even death. In November 2010, Mugisha was targeted for elimination by the Ugandan tabloid Rolling Stone, which urged the public to hang him along with 100 other suspected homosexuals.

More information here.

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