Kampala Gay News and the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014 (Part 1)

Kampala Gay News and the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, (2014) part 1 brings you the

Series 1: President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni signed it into Law; The Presidential Invalidation of Homosexuality

*The Anti-Homosexuality Act, 2014 of Uganda was annulled in the same year it was passed but the climate of endemic homo & transphobia has fueled fear, restlessness, neglect by many of routine self-care putting emotional, physical and psychological well being of LGBTIQQ Persons at risk.

Background:

The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was passed by the Parliament of Uganda promised Ugandans a “Christmas gift” when it hurried the passage of the Anti-Homosexuality Bill on 20 December 2013 with life in prison substituted for the death penalty. On 14 February 2014, President Museveni announced that he would sign the bill into law. According to the government, his decision was based on a report by "medical experts" who said "homosexuality is not genetic but a social behavior.”

"We have been disappointed for a long time by the conduct of the West, the way you conduct yourselves there," he told CNN's Zain Verjee in Entebbe. "Our disappointment is now exacerbated because we are sorry to see that you live the way you live, but we keep quiet about it. Now you say 'you must also live like us' -- that's where we say no.”

According to Uganda Radio Network of 25th February 2014, President Yoweri Museveni says he is not only disappointed by the sexual conduct of the West but also feels sorry for them. According to him all the Western countries are doing is imposing their social values on the African society through social imperialism.

According to the Daily Monitor of 24th February 2014, President Yoweri Museveni went ahead to stress that Uganda is a rich country that does not need aid, because aid is in itself a problem. The argument is that economically sound and independent African nations will no longer allow the Western World to impose its culture upon Africans. 


Photo: Daily Monitor




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