Thursday, August 30, 2007

Stanford grad ignites protests in Uganda

Katherine Roubos, who is interning at a Kampala, Uganda newspaper after graduating this spring from Stanford, has sparked a storm of controversy by writing three stories on gay and lesbian Ugandans, the Stanford Daily reports. The AP reports that protesters who gathered at a sports facility demanded the deportation of Roubos, 22, who is originally from Minnetonka, Minn. Demonstrators, who the AP said were a coalition of Christian, Muslim and Bahai groups, accused Roubos of advocating for gay rights in the country where homosexuality is illegal. Roubos said she has been impartial in her reporting, although she has worked with numerous advocacy groups in the U.S., including on gay rights issues. She declined to give details to the AP.

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