Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni will be signing a controversial anti-gay bill on Monday in an effort to asset Uganda’s independence. Museveni is reportedly signing the bill primarily to thwart perceived pressure from the West.
This development demonstrates how far apart Africa’s stance on homosexuality is from that of the United States, who today celebrated the first openly gay NBA player to appear in action on the court.
Homosexuality is widely frowned upon on most African countries, Uganda included, and it is well-known that almost no Africans are openly gay, as the consequences, ranging from outright imprisonment to general violence, could be severe.
By Spencer Hendricks