LGBT+ Ugandans fear election day as anti-gay violence builds
There has been increased harassment of LGBT+ people and those who speak up for gay rights, one rights campaigner says
Nairobi — Homophobic comments by Uganda's president and other politicians are making some LGBT+ Ugandans too scared to vote in elections scheduled for January 14, gay rights campaigners said on Tuesday.
LGBT+ people face widespread persecution in the East African nation, where gay sex is punishable by life imprisonment, and gay activists fear politicians exploiting homophobic sentiment to win votes could stoke fresh attacks on the community...
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