• Urgent Action


October 24, 2023

On May 26, the Ugandan President assented to the Anti-Homosexuality Bill 2023. The Act criminalizes same-sex conduct between consenting adults and has retained the death penalty in cases of “aggravated homosexuality”. Since the passing of the Act, increasing cases of violence and human violations against the LGBTI people in Uganda have been documented. The Government of Uganda must repeal the Anti-Homosexuality Act 2023 and ensure accountability for the attacks against the LGBTI community.


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President Yoweri Museveni

Parliament Avenue

Kampala, Uganda

Email: [email protected]

Twitter: @kagutamuseveni

Copies to: Parliament of Uganda

Email: [email protected]

Uganda Ambassador to the United States

Her Excellency Robie Kakonge

5911 16th Street, NW, Washington DC 20011

Phone: (202) 726-7100

Email: [email protected]


Dear President,

I am writing to express grave concern about the 2023 Anti-Homosexuality Act which has criminalized consensual same-sex conduct in Uganda and is in violation of numerous human rights of LGBTI individuals and those defending their rights in Uganda, including the rights to dignity, equality before the law, equal protection by the law, non-discrimination, and freedom of expression and association.

The 2023 Anti-Homosexuality Act has had a devastating impact on LGBTI individuals in Uganda. It has fueled violence and discrimination against them, and reinforced stigma and stereotypes related to homosexuality. It has had a chilling effect on freedom of expression and association, as individuals who support LGBTI rights also risk persecution and imprisonment.

Furthermore, the Act has intensified fear within the LGBTI community who now report that it has emboldened aggression from some members of the public, police authorities, local council authorities, and the courts against individuals based on real or presumed sexual orientation and gender identity.

I urge you and the Parliament of Uganda to immediately repeal the 2023 Anti-Homosexuality Act. I also urge you to promptly and impartially investigate and prosecute all hate-based attacks against LGBTI individuals and organizations. Furthermore, I urge the Ugandan authorities to stop prosecuting people based on their real or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

Yours sincerely,