A new law targeting LGBTQ people was enacted by Uganda, and it met with fierce resistance. It is one of the toughest LGBTQ laws in the world, and it includes the death penalty.
Activists say American evangelism has contributed greatly to promoting homophobia in Uganda.
A fierce international backlash was faced by lawmakers in Uganda after President Yoweri Museveni imposed a tough new anti-LGBTQ law that includes the death penalty.
The Anti-Homosexuality Act, which President Joe Biden described as a “tragic infringement of universal human rights,” imposes the death penalty for “habitual offenders” and individuals who transmit infections like HIV through same-sex relations.
It also imposes a 20-year prison sentence for “advocating” homosexuality.