Cecil says, “I think really the local culture is a lot more tolerant than it looks from the outside.”
A British playwright, David Cecil was jailed in Uganda last September, and faced up to two years imprisonment for producing a play focusing on the difficulties faced by homosexuals. Homosexuality and homosexual acts are illegal in Uganda, but a judge dismissed the charges last week citing a lack of evidence. CNN reports.
This ruling came a month after the president of Uganda, Yoweri K. Museveni made a statement saying,
We shouldn’t persecute homosexuals, or persecute homosexual acts.
One can only hope this is a true turning point for gay rights in Uganda.
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