Entry #12260: Censorship of LGBT Issues in Uganda

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RegionUganda
IssueCensorship of LGBT Issues
StatusImprisonment as punishment
Start DateMay 29, 2023
End Datenow
DescriptionAs of May 29, 2023, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was passed. This makes it punishable by a fine or 5-years imprisonment to "promote homosexuality" or use electronic devices for the "purposes of homosexuality". Practically, this prevents accurate discussion of LGBT issues in Ugandan media.
Sourceshttps://www.jurist.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2023/03/Anti-Homosexuality-Bill-2023.pdf https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ugandas-museveni-approves-anti-gay-law-parliament-speaker-says-2023-05-29/
Reports (2)
  • Note field is incorrect "The law calls for 20 years in prison for 'promoting homosexuality'."
  • Note field is incorrect "The law calls for a 20-year prison sentence for the 'promotion of homosexuality'."


Revision History (2)

Deleted by daikman. add more accurate information about the bill (e.g., it had not been signed into law until May 29).

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Start DateMar 22, 2023May 29, 2023
NoteAs of March 22, 2023, Uganda had made it illegal for an individual to just identify as gay.As of May 29, 2023, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was passed. This makes it punishable by a fine or 5-years imprisonment to "promote homosexuality" or use electronic devices for the "purposes of homosexuality". Practically, this prevents accurate discussion of LGBT issues in Ugandan media.
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As of March 22, 2023, Uganda had made it illegal for an individual to just identify as gay. May 29, 2023, the Anti-Homosexuality Bill was passed. This makes it punishable by a fine or 5-years imprisonment to "promote homosexuality" or use electronic devices for the "purposes of homosexuality". Practically, this prevents accurate discussion of LGBT issues in Ugandan media.
Sourceshttps://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjngMqchPz9AhV9CDQIHexvD7QQxfQBKAB6BAgREAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Fworld%2Fafrica%2Fuganda-passes-bill-banning-identifying-lgbtq-2023-03-21%2F&usg=AOvVaw2gSkRqq3Xh5OTEtXrJZ3WMhttps://www.jurist.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2023/03/Anti-Homosexuality-Bill-2023.pdf
https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ugandas-museveni-approves-anti-gay-law-parliament-speaker-says-2023-05-29/
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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=newssearch&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwjngMqchPz9AhV9CDQIHexvD7QQxfQBKAB6BAgREAE&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.reuters.com%2Fworld%2Fafrica%2Fuganda-passes-bill-banning-identifying-lgbtq-2023-03-21%2F&usg=AOvVaw2gSkRqq3Xh5OTEtXrJZ3WM https://www.jurist.org/news/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2023/03/Anti-Homosexuality-Bill-2023.pdf https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/ugandas-museveni-approves-anti-gay-law-parliament-speaker-says-2023-05-29/

Revision by Pizzaslices412653. Wrong date

Old Value (Original) New Value
Start DateMar 23, 2023Mar 22, 2023
Reports (2)
  • Newer law has been passed "Identifying as gay is not illegal, but advocacy for LGBT rights can result in imprisonment."
  • Note field is incorrect "Identifying as LGBT will no longer be an offence, but anyone who “knowingly promotes homosexuality” will still face up to 20 years in jail."

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