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Realities of queer identities in Uganda, 2014

On August 21st, 2014, Uganda’s constitutional court overturned the Anti-Homosexuality Act, which was signed the same year, on February 24th, on a technicality. It criminalized consensualand repeated samesex relations, punishable by life in prison. African political and religious leaders erect the widespread belief that homosexuality is un-African and against the order of nature. The impact was wide-reaching and the ensuing fear pervasive. Even though Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Act was scrapped in August 2014, the homophobic ideology of the society, politicians and religious leaders remains. Uganda plans to introduce a new Anti-gay law that will withstand any legal challenge. 

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