Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, a lesbian Ugandan and founder of the country’s LGBT advocacy group Freedom and Roam Uganda, has filmed a brief video speaking about the implications of the country’s so-called Kill The Gays bill, which could come up for a parliamentary vote in the coming weeks. Truthloader posted the video Monday.
"What the bill is trying to do is just make it illegal for me to be who I am, for simply saying ‘I am a lesbian,’" Nabagesera saysin the video.
The Anti-Homosexuality Bill was passed by a parliamentary committee earlier this month, and now sits at the top of the Parliament’s Orders Papers, listed first under "Business to Follow." While it’s unclear when, exactly, the bill will be debated, Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga promised that the chamber will pass the bill as a "Christmas gift" to Ugandans who are "demanding it."
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