Gay Rights Protest Outside Ugandan Embassy Today

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 105 months ago
Gay Rights Protest Outside Ugandan Embassy Today

1012_ugandaflag.jpg Activists will today gather outside the Ugandan embassy in Trafalgar Square at 12.00pm to protest against the African country's proposed law to make homosexuality a crime punishable by the death penalty. The "Anti-Homosexuality Bill", which includes provisions to imprison for life anybody caught having gay sex, and execute those who test positive for HIV, has provoked widespread outcry. Like many African countries, homosexuality in Uganda is already illegal, but the new Bill aims to make it even more unlawful, and is even applicable to citizens who trangress while outside the country's borders. Today's protest will last from midday till 2pm, and Peter Tatchell, among others, will be speaking.

Last Updated 10 December 2009