In addition to facing widespread societal stigma, LGBT people in Uganda experience extreme persecution by authorities. Incitement against queers is rife among Ugandan religious leaders, politicians vying for popularity and the press, which describe homosexuality as "un-African" and a threat to the traditional values of society. Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda and currently punishable by up to life in prison. A recent anti-homosexuality bill that was introduced to the Ugandan parliament with the backing of American Evangelical Christians stipulates even harsher penalties for homosexuality, including the death sentence for repeat "offenders".More
LGBT Rights in Uganda
02 May 15:27
LGBT Rights in Uganda: homosexuality, gay marriage, gay adoption, serving in the military, sexual orientation discrimination protection, changing legal gender, donating blood, age of consent, and more.