Germany tells asylum seekers Uganda is a safe place to be gay

German authorities refused two gay refugees asylum because they consider Uganda a safe place to live for LGBTI people despite the violence they have suffered at home. In 2013 Ugandan president Museveni passed a bill arranging for homosexual people to be punished with lifetime prison sentences. It also binds citizens to report homosexuals to the police. This was repealed but the government is pushing for a new bill that will punish LGBTI people in the same way.

‘Gay friends were accepted as persecuted refugees in Finland and the Netherlands. When German politicians visit Uganda they condemn the discrimination,’ one of the asylum seekers said. ‘But they tell us there is no problem." Read More