Uganda President Yoweri Museveni has described advocacy related to same-sex relations as ‘nonsense.’
He has subsequently warned persons advocating for the rights of Lesbians, Gays, Bisexuals, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ) people.
Speaking at a graduation ceremony of senior military officials on January 18, 2023, he also revealed why he attended a summit of African Heads of State in the United States in mid-December 2022.
The president said: “Don’t bring any more nonsense here… We were in Washington, [and] this time the Americans organised the meeting well because they didn’t bring up these issues.
“They concentrated on business which was good. They didn’t bring up issues about homosexuality. But if they would have brought those we would have had problems,” he stressed.
Homosexuality is illegal in Uganda.
Security forces have serially arrested people allegedly engaged in gay parties and Museveni is one of the most vocal African leaders against same-sex relations describing it as alien to African culture and traditions.