Yoweri Museveni, the Ugandan president, has urged African leaders to reject what he called “the promotion of homosexuality”.
Speaking on 2 April, he said homosexuality is “a big threat and danger to the procreation of human race [sic]”. The 78-year-old continued: “Africa should provide the lead to save the world from this degeneration and decadence, which is really very dangerous for humanity.
If people of opposite sex [sic] stop appreciating one another then how will the human race be propagated?” Museveni’s comments came after a two-day inter-parliamentary conference on “family values and sovereignty” was held at State House in Entebbe.
The event was attended by MPs and delegates from 22 African countries. State House claimed British MPs were also in attendance, though this remains unconfirmed as it could not name them or prove this. READ MORE: LGBTQ+ Kenyans and Ugandans hide from wave of homophobic abuse Uganda recently passed the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which would see the country introduce some of the world’s cruellest and harshest anti-LGBTQ+ laws if signed by President Museveni, which his comments suggest will happen.