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Uganda seems to be planning a brand new anti-gay regulation

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Uganda is anticipated to suggest a brand new anti-gay invoice on Wednesday, in line with an audio recording of the nation’s speaker of parliament, Annet Anita Amongst, accessed by information company, AFP.

Sexual minorities have historically confronted widespread persecution within the nation, the place anti-gay and transphobic views are frequent.

However, whereas gay acts are unlawful in Uganda, there has not been a conviction for consensual same-sex exercise because the nation’s independence from Britain in 1962.

The information of the proposed invoice comes as conspiracy theories blaming shadowy worldwide forces for “selling homosexuality” flood Ugandan social media.

This accusation is routinely directed at Western governments and assist companies within the nation, who repeatedly defend the LGBTQ group from assaults associated to their id.

On the identical time, the Ugandan authorities final month arrange a committee to analyze the alleged “promotion” of homosexual, lesbian, and transgender rights in faculties.

Frank Mugisha, the chief director of main homosexual rights organisation, Sexual Minorities Uganda, which was suspended by the authorities final 12 months, mentioned he had already been inundated with calls from LGBTQ people who find themselves fearful concerning the proposed regulation.

“Gay acts are already unlawful and a brand new regulation would imply extra harassment and discrimination towards people who find themselves already weak,” he mentioned.