‘I’m scared’: What it’s like to be LGBTQ+ in a country where you could be killed

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New anti-LGBTQ+ laws have been passed in Uganda, expanding on rules which already criminalised same-sex acts and carried a maximum penalty of life imprisonment.

The new anti-homosexuality law now makes “aggravated homosexuality” – which is defined as sexual relations involving people infected with HIV, as well as with those under 18, and other categories of vulnerable people – punishable with prison sentences of up to 14 years.

On the Sky News Daily, Kamali Melbourne speaks to Jay Mulucha, a human rights activist and executive director of Fem Alliance Uganda, who tells us what it’s like to be LGBTQ+ in Uganda and to Ashwanee Budoo-Scholtz, deputy director of the Africa division at Human Rights Watch, about the history of these laws.

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