LGBT remains a crime punishable by law in some parts of Africa including Uganda.
Lesbians, Gays, bisexual women and transgender persons, are not even recognized in the Ugandan Constitution, and are discriminated against.
Sodomy is punishable by years imprisonment and any sexual practices between males (termed “gross indecency”) are also a felony under the same statute, also punishable by imprisonment.
A gay couple in Uganda are likely to spend the rest of their lives in Prison if they fail to get pregnant before their court hearing.
According to reports, the Prosecutor was quoted to have said the arrested couple will only gain their freedom if one gets pregnant.
‘We would like to shut them [gay couples] up in a room and see if they can get pregnant; if they don’t, then it’s jail because they have claimed they can have children.”