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UGANDA: The anti-gay bill & persecution of homosexuals

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G. and D., both 25 years old, met in Kampala five years ago. Today they live in a shack in one of the capital’s slums. “In public we never show we are together”, they say. Their families are not aware they are together or that they are a couple “But they suspect it,” says D.. To avoid persecution, D. chose to leave her “fiancée” for more than a year. She settled in with a boy from her village. But once she became pregnant, she ran away. Today she brings her five-month-old son, R., to see G.. “But we will never be able to tell him the truth,” says G.. “It’s too dangerous.” Photo by Bénédicte Desrus