Uganda outlaws LGBT activities, warns gays


Ethics Minister Fr.simon-lokodo

Ugandan government has yet again issued a harsh statement against the gay community in the country saying the promotion of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals and transgender (LGBT) is criminalised under the penal code act.
In a statement issued on Monday about government position on the LGBT activities, the minister for ethics Simon Lokodo said government has learnt of ongoing promotion of gay activities in Kampala and Wakiso which would have been wrapped up by holding a gay parade.
According to Lokodo, the gay activities in Uganda are being funded by foreign support.
“The government has learnt of the ongoing activities of the LGBT movement in Kampala and Wakiso Districts. The promotion of these festivities which would have culminated in a “Gay Parade” on Saturday August 6 is criminal and illegal as they had not been cleared by the Uganda Police Force and are against laws of the Republic of Uganda; specifically the Penal Code which is built on precedents, set in many other countries,” said the statement.
This comes just days after six people were arrested and later released after recording statement for organizing the LGBT conference in Kampala with the help of some foreign countries.
In 2014, President Yoweri Museveni assented to the anti-homosexuality law which had been passed by parliament. However, the law was later challenged in court by the human rights activists who claimed parliament had passed it without the required Coram.
Consequently, the law was repealed and has since been shelved with the promise of the speaker Rebecca Kadaga to bring it back in the house for fresh debate.

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