Some Rumors of “Disappearing Ugandans” Are Not To Be Believed

Jim Burroway

August 18th, 2010

There’s an Anglican blog out there that, for whatever reason, is rather highly regarded. It shouldn’t be. Colin Coward has posted a piece suggesting that the anonymous blogger GayUganda, who we all have come to know and love over the past few years, may have “disappeared” in advance of an Anglican African Bishops Conference.

If this were true, this would indeed be extremely distressing news. And given anti-gay attitudes in that part of the world, vigilance and caution are strongly warranted. But rest assured, Gug is alive and well, having updated his status on facebook just yesterday. I haven’t heard from him directly, but reliable sources tell me that he’s taking a break from blogging for a while.

I wanted to get this out there before another unfounded rumor went viral. We all know what happened the last time Coward posted something without having all the facts.

Leonardo Ricardo

August 18th, 2010

Fr. Colin Coward is Chairperson for Changing Attitudes, United Kingdom and a very well respected priest and Church of England leader.

¨Gug¨ from Gay Uganda has been threatened repeatedly (and recently) on his blog by those who ¨embrace hate¨ in Uganda. It´s all there to see/review.

I´m happy the gug is well according to your report…we can all breath more easily since you´ve confirmed his well-being.

I was certainly alarmed too. Perhaps ¨gug¨ will post a recognizeable ¨all-clear¨ for many of us who follow his blog and read every word.

Thank you,
Leonardo Ricardo/Central America

Lynn David

August 18th, 2010

Seems I remember that gug had mentioned in his blog that he was going to take a bit of a rest from blogging. I guess they missed it.


August 18th, 2010

Thanks. I’ve been wondering.

Leonardo Ricardo

August 18th, 2010

Gug said he was going to ¨take a rest¨ last May, and he did, and has since come back with less frequent entries but please read the last few (and the comments)…of course regulars, friends and followers are concerned because he threatened regularly (and they sounded quite convincing)

Leonardo Ricardo

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