Scott Lively, an American anti-gay activist who traveled to Uganda and other countries urging
political leaders to oppose homosexuality, is being sued by the LGBT rights group Sexual
Minorities Uganda. The lawsuit, which was filed in a federal court in Massachusetts, claims
Lively’s activities contributed to the arrest, torture and murder of gay men and lesbians in
Uganda. The group’s leader, Frank Mugisha, said gays and lesbians were largely tolerated in
Uganda before Lively and others began pressing public officials to crack down.

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