New anti-LGBTQ+ laws have been passed in Uganda, expanding rules that already criminalized same-sex acts and carried a maximum sentence of life imprisonment.
The new anti-homosexuality law now makes “aggravated homosexuality” – defined as sexual relations involving people infected with HIV, as well as those under the age of 18 and other categories of vulnerable people – punishable by prison for up to 14 years.
On Sky News Daily, Kamali Melbourne speaks with Jay Mulucha, human rights activist and executive director of Fem Alliance Uganda, who tells us what it’s like to be LGBTQ+ in Uganda and with Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz, director assistant in the Africa division of Human Rights Watch, on the history of these laws.
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