Rural Uganda: 9 gay youth still on the run; anyone care?

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“They put their lives in jeopardy by being responsible young men attending an HIV / STI screening clinic.”

Publicity for HAMIAM campaign for funds to help endangered Ugandans in 2014. (Photo from HAMIAM via Facebook) Publicity for HAMIAM campaign for funds to help endangered Ugandans in 2014. (Photo from HAMIAM via Facebook)

Nine young gay men remain homeless and at risk of violence in the countryside of western  Uganda, afraid to return home after escaping from a mob that threatened to attack them because of their sexual orientation.

As reported here last month, the mob pursued the youths after they  attended an HIV / STI screening on Jan. 15 at an outreach medical clinic.

Police took them into custody for five days, subjected them to anal examinations, then released them with nowhere to go.  They all returned back to their own towns, to the same places that wanted them dead. But, they could not safely return to their homes as they had been exposed as gay.  Suddenly…

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