I’m reblogging this because yesterday Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed the anti-gay bill I talked about in this comic into law.
This bill includes LIFE IMPRISONMENT for gay sex. It includes LIFE IMPRISONMENT for being in a gay marriage. The directors of any NGOs (including Sexual Minorities Uganda) found guilty of “promotion of homosexuality” face SEVEN YEARS IN JAIL.
This is the real stuff, people. Many of the folks I drew in this comic were just named directly by a tabloid newspaper and are fearing an imminent witch hunt.
A lot of the blame for this falls squarely on the shoulders of one man, Scott Lively, and his global campaign of homophobia. Please go read the full comic I did last month for the Center for Constitutional Rights that explains their legal case against him.
A couple weeks ago The Huffington Postpublished a story I did about Scott Lively’s global campaign against LGBT rights groups, and the Ugandan activists who are fighting back by suing him here in the US (it was on commission for the Center for Constitutional Rights, who are on the case).
This is another excerpt from it, and in case you missed it when it first ran, here’s a link to the whole 5 page story.
The comics anthology Irene is an ongoing series created and co-edited by three classmates from the Center for Cartoon Studies: Andy Warner, Dakota McFadzean, and dw.
A glowing review of Irene 3 over at Printed Matters. Get on board the Irene 3 train while you still can — Irene 4 is on its way this spring!
If you’re in Los Angeles this Sunday, you should go to the LA Zine Fest! I’ve got a new minicomic called Palace of Ashes (a longer version of this story), I’ll be selling Irene #3, and I’ve got a brand spanking new reprint of The Man Who Built Beirut (3rd reprint, and the first time it’s seen paper in a year and a half!).
I’m at table 101, come and get ‘em!
The show is at Helms Bakery, 8703 Washington Blvd, #100.