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Tragedy has swept the United States with the recent teenage suicides linked to anti-gay harassment. Students at Rutgers University in New Jersey are currently mourning the death of Tyler Clementi; a freshman who jumped off of the George Washington Bridge on September 22 after his roommate posted a video on the internet of Tyler having a sexual encounter with a man.

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If you identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender in Uganda, you are considered a criminal under the law. Homosexuality is currently illegal in Uganda and anyone who engages in homosexual activity is subject to up to 14 years of imprisonment. On October 13, 2009 the Ugandan government proposed a new bill that would both allow for harsher punishments and broaden the scope of those who fall under the jurisdiction of this law.

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