Bay Area Man Plants Rainbow Flag on Tallest Mountain in Uganda

Neal Gottlieb, founder of the Petaluma-based ice cream company Three Twins, is getting international attention after planting a rainbow flag on the tallest mountain in Uganda, protesting the country’s new law that makes homosexual acts punishable by life imprisonment.

On April 23, Gottlieb posted a picture on his personal Facebook page of himself, smiling on the snowy 16,763-foot peak next to the flag, along with a letter he penned to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, criticizing the law and daring him to take the flag down.

“I could think of no better way to really stand up and make this issue known,” he says, during an interview with Mina Kim of KQED.

Because he feared the ramifications, both for himself and the LGBT community