Uganda: New anti-homosexuality law could spark migration

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08/15/2023

Holding hands with the person you love and share a life with can get you thrown into jail in Uganda. Even penning this article would carry a penalty, as journalists also face imprisonment for publishing, broadcasting or distributing any content that might be deemed to advocate the rights of LGBTQ+ people. This is the nature of the far-reaching, draconian “anti-gay law” which Uganda enacted in late May. The most immediate victims of the law are gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans individuals in Uganda, who now feel even more persecuted in their own country.

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