It is a tragic irony that two countries in Africa — Nigeria and Uganda — that for many years experienced the subjugation of colonial rule have recently enshrined into law discriminatory practices that dehumanize their own citizens.
In Uganda, a draconian bill recently signed by President Yoweri Museveni makes it a crime to be gay. Any person convicted of “the offense of homosexuality” faces life imprisonment. Anyone found guilty of “funding or sponsoring homosexuality or other related activities” will be sentenced to a seven-year jail term.
Apart from being a flagrant abuse of human rights, the new law will severely impede the efforts of any organization conducting HIV prevention and outreach programs serving gay men in Uganda.… Seguir leyendo »