In a meeting yesterday with human rights activists from the United States, Uganda President Yoweri Museveni agreed to investigate reports of violence against homosexuals.
He also reiterated his description of Ugandan culture as demanding privacy for all sexual activity, including kissing, and suggested that openness about gay sexuality is the source of most LGBT-related problems.
The New Vision website quoted him as saying that “what is new is the way Europeans and other Western people handle the issue of sexuality in general, including public flaunting, which is a problem, and luring young people into acts of homosexuality for money” — a frequent and unsubstantiated claim by Ugandan politicians.
The visitors were led by Kerry Kennedy, president of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights in Washington, D.C., and niece of former U.S. president John F. Kennedy. The New Vision article stated:
Accompanied by several lawyers, actors and…
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