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UGANDA: The anti-gay bill & persecution of homosexuals

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2010 - An Ugandan religious leader reads from the Bible during an anti-gay rally in the industrial city of Jinja, East of the capital Kampala. 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. They have garnered support for the anti-homosexuality bill by holding numerous and hateful anti-gay rallies. Each day that no decisive action is taken to throw out the bill, it encourages homophobia to spread and allow political and religious leaders to scapegoat the LGBT community for society’s ills and their own personal gain. Photo credit: Bénédicte Desrus