‘Kill the Gays’ bill is harming LGBTs in Uganda already

76 CRIMES

Uganda's location in Africa. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  • Thrown out of work.
  • Rejected by his family.
  • Evicted from his village.
  • Excommunicated.

That’s what life is like for a gay young man in Uganda, as explained in a letter from Alan (not his real name).

He sent the letter to members of the Ugandan parliament, urging them to reject the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which has already made life worse for LGBT people there.

Alan is currently undergoing therapy and seeking work in Kampala after being evicted from his home in western Uganda by officials who were inspired by the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, nicknamed the “Kill the Gays” bill, even though it has not yet been passed.

Here are excerpts from Alan’s letter:

I got married to a woman, had a baby boy and lived my life as a heterosexual man because society demanded it. I went to church like a good Christian, I worked hard, set up a school at…

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