Gay and targeted in Uganda: Inside the extreme crackdown on LGBTQ rights

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10/13/2023

At a small shelter in Uganda, members of the LGBTQ community seek refuge from persecution after their government enacted one of the world’s harshest anti-homosexuality laws earlier this year. Henry, whose full name is being withheld for safety reasons, runs the shelter along with a local clinic he says also serves the general community. “Somebody has just called me that they need shelter. He has been evicted, and he’s on his way,” Henry told ABC News foreign correspondent James Longman. A man named Emmanuel arrives — he says he hasn’t slept in days and is seeking a place to stay to keep him off the streets. Later, he tells ABC News that he’s estranged from his family and recently got kicked out of his home after the landlord spotted his boyfriend visiting.

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