Uganda Gay Pride Rally Held a Year After Law Overturned
Activists in Uganda have held a gay pride rally, a year since a law requiring homosexuals to be jailed for life was overturned.
Crowds danced, sang and waved rainbow flags at the event held outside the capital Kampala, the culmination of a week of celebrations.
One of those attending hoped it would be a “step forward” for the country.
But many people in Uganda strongly oppose gay rights, and homosexuality is punishable with a jail sentence.
Anti-gay legislation allowing for life imprisonment for “aggravated homosexuality” and banning the “promotion of homosexuality” was annulled by Uganda’s supreme court last year.