Citibank and Barclays: Condemn Uganda’s 'Anti-Homosexuality' Law
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Rita Balaka
Barclays Uganda Managing Director
Charles Ongwae
Citibank Uganda Managing Director
Chinedu Ikwudinma
Citibank Pride Network
J. Kevin Jones
Citibank Pride Network
Joseph Stroble
Citibank Pride Network
Catherine Tanelli
Citibank Pride Network
Juan Vasquez
Citi Executive Vice President for Global Public Affairs
Edward Skylar
Citi Director of North America Marketing
Vanessa Colella
Citi Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications
David Roskin
Citibank Chief Diversity Officer
Ana Duarte McCarthy
Barclays Spectrum Network
Richard Clarke
Barclays Head of Global Diversity and Inclusion
Mark McClane

Citibank and Barclays: Condemn Uganda’s 'Anti-Homosexuality' Law

    1. Anthony Patricia
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      Anthony Patricia

      Las Vegas, NV

The Ugandan government has passed a dangerous Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a law that now criminalizes homosexuality in the country with extreme penalties. Under this law, LGBT people could be sent to prison solely because of their sexual orientation or gender identity. The bill’s author, David Bahati, has been quoted as saying he believes the government of Uganda should “kill every last gay person.” And the law itself is so expansive, it could actually hurt LGBT Ugandans living abroad, by forcing them to be extradited back to the country for violating the “Anti-Homosexuality Bill”.

Citibank and Barclays -- two of the largest banks in the world -- have major operations in Uganda. Citibank has nearly $300 million in assets invested Uganda, and is a major leader in a U.S. Chamber of Commerce based in Kampala, Uganda’s capital.

Barclays is Uganda’s third largest bank, with more than 1,000 employees in the country and 51 branches throughout the nation.

Citibank and Barclays are also well known for supporting their LGBT employees and protecting their employees and customers from anti-gay discrimination. Citibank is a huge supporter of LGBT groups in the United States, and has received a 100% rating from the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index. And Stonewall has previously named Barclays the most LGBT-friendly company in all of Scotland, with the bank regularly ranked as one of the best companies for LGBT people to work for in the world.

With the Anti-Homosexuality Bill now established law in Uganda, Citibank and Barclays have unique and necessary voices that could help stop the rising tide of homophobia in Uganda. Their presence in Uganda is significant, and their voices in opposition to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill could have a profound impact in keeping LGBT people safe in Uganda.

Ask Citibank and Barclays to publicly condemn Uganda’s “Anti-Homosexuality Bill,” and send a loud message to Ugandan legislators that criminalizing homosexuality won’t be supported by major international businesses.

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    Informations

    1. 500 000 signatures récoltées
    2. Despite misleading news coverage, activists affirm bill remains unchanged

      Mark Anthony Dingbaum
      Organisateur de la pétition
      Box Turtle Bulletin " AP Is Wrong: Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Still Has The Death Penalty

      AP Is Wrong: Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Still Has The Death Penalty SCOTUS deliberates The Daily Agenda for Friday, November 30 The Daily Agenda for Thursday, November 29 American Jewish World Service Condemns Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill Uganda Parliament Speaker suspends House sessions The Daily Agenda for Wednesday, November 28 What Are Little Boys Made Of?

    3. Barclays, Citibank: Condemn Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      Huffington Post piece on Collin Burton's petition urging Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/27/petition-uganda-kill-the-gays-barclays-citibank-anti-homosexuality-bill_n_2199820.html

      Petition Calls For Banks To Condemn Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill

      More than 370,000 people have signed a Change.org petition calling on Citibank and Barclays to condemn Uganda's so-called " Kill the Gays" bill. In the introduction to the petition, creator Collin Burton of Washington, D.C., explains: Ugandan legislators have re-introduced the dangerous Anti-Homosexuality Bill, a proposed law that would criminalize homosexuality in the country with extreme penalties.

    4. 400 000 signatures récoltées
    5. Citibank, Barclays Urged to Condemn Uganda's "Kill the Gays" Bill

      Mark Anthony Dingbaum
      Organisateur de la pétition

      According to the petition, which was created by Collin Burton of Washington, D.C., “Citibank and Barclays have unique and necessary voices that could help stop this bill in its tracks. Their presence in Uganda is significant, and their voices in opposition to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill could have a profound impact in keeping LGBT people safe in Uganda.”

    6. Can Banks Be Compelled to Do Good?

      Mark Anthony Dingbaum
      Organisateur de la pétition

      At least a petitioner on Change.org hopes so. Collin Burton, an LGBT activist, recently launched a petition on the website calling for Citibank and Barclays to publicly condemn the “Kill the Gays” bill, which has just been reintroduced to Uganda’s parliament. The bill, which was shelved last year, would outlaw homosexuality in the African nation, and make it punishable by either life imprisonment or death — the latter in the instance of “aggravated homosexuality”.

    7. 200 000 signatures récoltées
    8. 190,000 Petition Citibank and Barclays to Condemn Anti-Gay Bill

      Michael Jones
      Senior Campaign Director

      An international petition launched several days ago calling for the international business community to protest Uganda’s notorious anti-gay bill has garnered the support of over 190,000 people worldwide.

    9. 160,000 People Sign Petition to Speak out Against Kill the Gays in Uganda

      Mark Anthony Dingbaum
      Organisateur de la pétition

      MELANIE NATHAN: "Now Change.org has a petitioning customer of Citibank who is so incensed that he may be banking with a financial institution that is in essence contributing to a society that believes gays and lesbians should die for their sexuality. The result is a petition, with a quest for the financial institutions to speak out against “The Anti-Homosexuality Bill” in Uganda."

    10. Sign this petition to speak out against Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' bill

      Mark Anthony Dingbaum
      Organisateur de la pétition

      MILEHIGHGAYGUY.com: "Citibank and Barclays are both big supporters of LGBT rights for their own employees, yet they invest money with a government that is threatening to execute LGBT people. 'I expect Citibank and Barclays to live up to the values of equality and fairness, not just list them on their websites,' Collin says. If Citibank and Barclays speak out against the "Kill the Gays" bill, Ugandan legislators will see that they are risking the business relationships that keep their government afloat."

    11. Petition targets Citibank’s and Barclays’ Ugandan operations

      Mark Anthony Dingbaum
      Organisateur de la pétition

      DR. WARREN THROCKMORTON: "I wondered when this might happen. Western companies doing business in Uganda will have a hard time helping their GLBT employees feel safe in an environment where the government can break up peaceful meetings and jail employees for private conduct. Western customers of those companies might want to direct their funds elsewhere here if there is no voice of concern or outrage."

    12. Uganda: 160,000 Ask Citibank and Barclays to Condemn Anti Gay Bill

      Mark Anthony Dingbaum
      Organisateur de la pétition

      ALLAFRICA.COM: More than 160,000 people have joined a campaign on Change.org launched three days ago by Collin Burton, a gay Citibank customer from Washington, D.C., calling on Citibank and Barclays to protest a piece of legislation in Uganda that would allow gay people to be executed for their sexual orientation. Citibank and Barclays have heavily invested in Uganda. Burton says he launched the campaign on Change.org because he does not want his money to support a government that would execute people for being gay. "I expect Citibank and Barclays to live up to the values of equality and fairness, not just list them on their websites," said Burton.

    13. 150 000 signatures récoltées

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    @eddieizzard

    07 déc. 2012

    Sign petition against Ugandan legislators who propose law that would criminalize homosexuality with extreme penalties http://t.co/fjy1g207

    Eddie Izzard
    2,7mio abonnés

    @ShannonElizab

    28 nov. 2012

    Please sign this petition & RT! This horrible "kill the gays" bill in Uganda cannot pass!!! http://t.co/fX93P9J2

    Shannon Elizabeth
    420K abonnés

    @frankmugisha

    28 nov. 2012

    Where are the other multi nationals who work in Uganda ?? Citibank and Barclays: Condemn Uganda’s 'Kill the Gays' Bill http://t.co/uWsZwDUw

    Frank Mugisha
    1,6K abonnés

    @garbage

    17 nov. 2012

    Here is a link to put pressure on the Uganda Government to try to stop this petition going into effect. http://t.co/U4iVwpsC

    Garbage
    62K abonnés
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