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Uganda Gay Pride Rally Held a Year After Law Overturned

BBC Africa   in  ยท
August 11, 2015

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.


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