"You can have ambition, But not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful. Otherwise you will threaten the man".
This would have been a sick post sans Condoleezza Rice. Less “feminist” and more “imperialistic, genocidal war criminal that orchestrated the mass slaughter of the Iraqi people.” Oops.
Every time I re-sign up for gay “dating” apps it never fails that I immediately get at least 5 messages from 50 y/o truckers.
Why do I keep doing this?
Since the Ugandan parliament passed the anti-homosexuality bill in December 2013, the kuchu population—as its lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex citizens are known—has been fleeing the country in droves for even slightly more tolerant neighboring states such as Kenya, Burundi, and Rwanda. Those brave enough to stay have been forced to take their personal lives even further underground. The few community gatherings and safe spaces that once existed for kuchus have vanished.
On February 24, 2014, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law the Anti-Homosexuality Bill. Leaving Kuchus to continue facing the daily reality of harrowing discrimination, constant harassment, and death threats––and now, the threat of imprisonment.
View more from Pulitzer Center grantee Daniella Zalcman’s project: Kuchus in Uganda.
COINTELPRO | The FBI’s “Counterintelligence Program,” which was set up by director J. Edgar Hoover, in order to spy on infiltrate and otherwise disrupt black political empowerment and self-determination movements, in an express attempt to thwart “the rise of a black messiah.”