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UGANDA: The anti-gay bill & persecution of homosexuals

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2011 - Lydia Molumba (David Kato's mum) at her house in Nagojje, few weeks after the burrial of her son. David Kato Kisule was a prominent Ugandan LGBTQI rights activist for Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG). He was murdered in January 2011, shortly after winning a lawsuit against the Ugandan newspaper Rolling Stone which had published his name and photograph identifying him as gay and calling for him to be executed. Uganda's gay population now face renewed suppression in a country where homosexual acts already carry a punishment of 14 year's jail. Some religious and political leaders are pushing for the death penalty for people who have gay sex with disabled people, under-18s, or while being HIV positive. David Bahati's Anti-Homosexuality Bill was tabled in Ugandan Parliament on October 2009, and is currently before the Legal and Parliamentary Affairs Committee of Parliament. Photo: Bénédicte Desrus