Wednesday, 2 October 2013

Dan Dyson

Dan Dyson

Dan Dyson had been building a successful gospel music career in Uganda for nearly a decade when his life was turned upside down by a group of anti-gay activists bent on ridding the country of its LGBT citizens. Today, he is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign trying to raise $5,000 to record a full-length album and restart his career in the United States.

In 2009, a group of United States evangelicals joined together with Ugandan pastors and held a conference in Uganda, developing an agenda against homosexuality in the country as well as a campaign to out LGBTI Ugandans through the media.

The campaign included bribery—often of other gay people—for names of known LGBTI citizens.

"A gay man that we knew … was paid to start naming and outing people," Dyson said.

A publication called Red Paper [sic] began publishing the names and careers of LGBTI individuals living in Uganda.

You can read the rest of the interview by following the link above.

Unfortunately Dyson's musical career is probably on hold, as is the rest of America, until congress gets its arse in gear.

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