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Call on Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Government of Canada to embolden support and solidarity with Ugandan LGBTI+ communities and human rights defenders. You will be able to view and edit your message before it is sent. 

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Uganda’s Parliament has violated the human rights of LGBTI+ communities by passing a discriminatory bill called the ‘2023 Anti-Homosexuality Bill.’ People found guilty of ‘attempted homosexuality’ under this bill may be incarcerated for up to 10 years or even face death penalty. 

The bill not only criminalizes consensual same-sex relationships but those who are trans, gender-nonconforming or gender diverse. The bill’s ‘aggravated homosexuality’ provision also alarmingly calls for death penalty for ‘serial offenders’ - described as those who are engaged in same-sex relationships with people under the age of 18 or when the alleged harm-doer is living with HIV.  

The bill will now be presented to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni who can either veto or sign it into law. 

If passed as law, the legislation will violate multiple human rights guaranteed under the Ugandan Constitution and international human rights instruments that Uganda is a party to, including the African Charter on Human and Peoples Rights. 

“This kind of (bill) cannot stand in a country that professes to uphold (the fundamental) principles of human rights of all” 

-Alan Nusubunga, Ugandan LGBTI+ advocate 

Uganda’s LGBTI+ people, loved ones, grassroots organizations, civil society and advocacy groups are fighting hard to push back against this Bill.  

Stand in solidarity with them.

act in solidarity with Ugandan LGBTI+ communities and human rights defenders 

Learn More

Read Amnesty International’s March 22 press release Uganda: Reject anti-LGBTI law that criminalizes same-sex sexual activity and May 2 press release Uganda: President’s failure to veto anti-LGBTI Bill an ‘abhorrent’ violation of LGBTI rights

Listen to Alan Nsubunga from SMUG and Human Rights Watch speak out about the impact of the ‘Anti-Homosexuality’ Bill on trans and gender diverse communities in Uganda.


Speak out with LGBTI+ communities against this legislation, for freedom from gender and sexual discrimination, for their right to freedom of expression, association, privacy, dignity and equality and for their right to a fair hearing. 

Sign and share this online action calling on the Government of Canada to support Ugandan LGTBI+ communities and human rights defenders on the ground. 

Share and Retweet Dignity Network’s advocacy work.

Join the Toronto based protest against the legislation taking place on Sunday, April 2nd 2023 at 3:00 pm and hear from inspiring human rights activists and speakers including Toronto Centre MPP- Kristyn Wong-Tam. 



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