Anti-Gay Ugandan President to Visit London

Yoweri Museveni, Prsident of Uganda

Yoweri Museveni, President of Uganda and the man who introduced the countries draconian anti-gay laws, is planning on visiting London later this month to participate in the Global African Investment Summit.

The event, which will be held at the Savoy Hotel on October 20th and 21st, will also play host to the presidents of Tanzania, Ghana and Rwanda

Member of the African LGBTI Out and Proud Diamond Group Isaac Kawesi recently said in an interview, ‘It is very unfortunate that the Lord Mayor of London is planning to roll out the red carpet for President Museveni while I cannot live in my home country of Uganda because I am gay.  I am devastated and disappointed.  I will protest outside the venue.’

Rebecca Kadaga, homophobic Speaker of the Ugandan Parliament, was scheduled to speak at a similar investment event in London in September but was subsequently dropped from the event due to pressure from the LGBT community and gay rights supporters.

President Museveni will attend the event or be similarly dropped from the events guest list is yet to be seen, though if he was to attend protests are to be expected.  

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One Response to Anti-Gay Ugandan President to Visit London

  1. Kelli Busey October 8, 2014 at 9:01 pm