Kasha Jacqueline Nabagesera, Ugandan resident and founder of the country's LGBT rights group Freedom and Roam Uganda, has filmed a video speaking out the against the archaic "Kill The Gays" bill, which comes up for a parlimentary vote in a few weeks.
"What the bill is trying to do is just make it illegal for me to be who I am, for simply saying 'I am a lesbian.'" says Nabagesera in the video. "I want to be in a safe space. I want to be in a free space."
The bill would prescribe capital punishment for anyone found guilty of "aggravated homosexuality," which would include repeat offenders, those who are HIV positive, anyone who has sex with a minor or anyone who is intoxicated by 'any drug, matter or thing with intent to stupefy overpower him or her so as to there by enable any person to have unlawful carnal connection with any person of the same sex.' Family members, friends or neighbors who don't turn in a "known homosexual" could also face three years in prison.
Watch Nabagesera's video below.