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Human Rights: Europe's Roma and Uganda's Gays

Friday, October 22, 2010

Viktória Mohácsi, Roma activist and former Hungarian member of the European Parliament, and Julius Kaggwa, Ugandan lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) activist and director of Support Initiative for People with Atypical Sex Development, talk about their work being recognized by Human Rights First.

Guests:

Julius Kaggwa and Viktória Mohácsi

Comments [7]

John from office

Martin, you are dead on. This is Brians favorite subject.

Oct. 22 2010 11:31 AM
TC

This program would be something for the outed Ugandans to look into:

http://www.survivorsoftorture.org/

It helps individuals who are victims or are in danger of becoming victims of persecution for various reasons, including sexual orientation.

Oct. 22 2010 11:18 AM
bernie from bklyn

the racism directed towards the roma is age old but so is their behaviour in society. please present both sides of this argument.

Oct. 22 2010 11:14 AM
Joel from Nyack, NY

If you want a better understanding of the USA's involvement in the anti-gay movement in Uganda, read "C Street: The Fundamentalist Threat to Democracy" by Jeff Sharlet.

Oct. 22 2010 11:13 AM
To Martin Chuzzlewit

It's 'cuz it's pledge season down at the WNYC; they have to appeal to their base. The rest of us just have to tough it out until Thanksgiving, when the programs will be normal again.

Oct. 22 2010 11:00 AM

fear of the other is a tool the powerful use against us all.

Oct. 22 2010 10:42 AM
Martin Chuzzlewit from Manhattan

Gee, yet another story about gay rights on an NPR station.....what a surprise! I didn't think that I would be able to make through the day without my daily fix.

How about a story about NPR's firing of Juan Williams (on the same day it accepted $1.8 million from former self-admitted Nazi collaborator George Soros) and the dearth of African-American males as NPR hosts? (Brian, care to step down and give your seat to a Black male?) Why ignore another example of how intolerant the Left has become? Why isn't this just as important a story for "social justice"?

Why isn't Schiller being fired for suggesting Juan Williams needs a psychiatrist? (Gee, a little anti mentally-ill bias there, wouldn't you say?)
Why wasn't Nina Tottenberg fired for hoping that Reagan got AIDS? (A little homophobia there, eh?)

This is NOT a rightwing issue, but questions the very basis for "state run radio" when a political agenda and political correctness have undermined philosophical pluralism and journalistic integrity.

Oct. 22 2010 10:19 AM

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