LGBTQ+ activists and groups have gathered in London to protest Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill. On 25 April at 5:30pm, tens gathered holding a peaceful demonstration outside the Uganda House in Trafalgar Square, London to show their opposition to the country’s Anti-Homosexuality Bill.
In its current form, the legislation would see capital and life-imprisonment sentences for gay sex, up to 14 years for what it describes as “attempted” homosexuality and 20 years for “recruitment, promotion and funding” of same-sex “activities”.
Uganda’s president, Yoweri Museveni, refused to sign the bill, instead returning it to Parliament with an order that it be made even harsher.
LGBTQ+ Ugandan civil society groups are now calling for international allies to apply pressure through political, diplomatic, economic and public means on the Museveni administration, resulting in an Emergency Global Day of Action on 25 April.