Across Africa, the persecution of gay people is gaining momentum. Gay people have been denied health care, detained, tortured, and killed. In 2009, the Ugandan parliament drafted The Anti-Homosexuality Bill, which has accrued significant attention, mostly negative, from the international community. However, it seems that any attention, positive or negative, only serves to fan the flames from which the laws were created. Anti-homosexuality laws, both formal and informal, have existed for decades within Uganda, but the current laws being drafted are by far the most formal and comprehensive. This paper will examine the political and religious context in which Uganda’s anti-homosexuality laws were created and discuss some of the present and potential implications of the bill.
"Death by Injustice: Uganda’s Anti-Homosexuality Laws, Christian Fundamentalism, and the Politics of Global Power,"
The Catalyst: Vol. 3
, Article 4.
Available at: http://aquila.usm.edu/southernmisscatalyst/vol3/iss1/4