There are some courageous people who are out in Uganda fighting this, and protests in the UK and Paris.
According to this article on Huff Po, various myths about homosexuality fuel the problem.
In addition to gay kids killing themselves around the West, this is the reason I feel its important to point out the fantasy battles against the "darkness" and "sin" that too many faiths use as a way to push bigotry.
(Yes, even honest conviction is still bigotry in my book when you make claims about other people without evidence.)
I have no idea if petitions help, but here's one below:
When the bill was last introduced, human rights and LGBT rights groups were horrified, and many governments condemned it. Pressure from around the globe led to its never being voted on. We need to put that pressure on again NOW.
Activists on the ground recommend we keep it civil so our message is heard - here’s a sample tweet: Prime Minister @AmamaMbabazi will you speak out against Uganda’s dangerous Anti-Homosexuality Bill today? Lives depend on it! #stopthehate
- Let Uganda’s parliament and the world know you join with the millions who condemn this bill by tweeting about it today.
- Then sign a petition urging Uganda’s President to veto the bill if it passes.