In the Georgia Senate, one anti-LGBTQ bill was passed while another stalled.
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President Museveni has called for doctors to explain why gay people are deviants (Photo: GODL-India)
As MPs lobby for the passing of a draconian new anti-LGBTIQ+ bill, Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni has described gay people as deviants in a presidential address to parliament.
Speaking on Thursday, Museveni asserted: “The homosexuals are deviations from normal. Why? Is it by nature or nurture? We need to answer these questions. We need a medical opinion on that. We shall discuss it thoroughly.”
He went on to criticise countries that have called for Uganda to decriminalise homosexuality and ensure that LGBTIQ+ people are afforded their human rights.
“Western countries should stop wasting the time of humanity by trying to impose their practices on other people,” Museveni said.
“Europeans and other groups marry cousins and near relatives. Here, marrying in one’s clan is taboo. Should we impose sanctions on them for marrying relatives? This is not our job,” he added.
Museveni recently returned from a high-profile visit to South Africa, where President Cyril Ramaphosa welcomed him with open arms. Ramaphosa also bestowed Museveni with the prestigious Order of South Africa.
Earlier this month, Uganda’s Parliament allowed MP Asuman Basalirwa to introduce a Private Member’s Bill titled the Anti-Homosexuality Bill, 2023, which aims to clamp down on the already persecuted LGBTIQ+ community, and its supporters.
If passed, the bill would punish anyone with ten years in prison if they have anal, oral or manual sex with a person of the same sex, or if they touch someone with the “intention” of having same-sex sex.
The same penalty will apply if anyone claims to be in a same-sex marriage, or if they openly identify as “lesbian, gay,
In the Georgia Senate, one anti-LGBTQ bill was passed while another stalled.
is a heady tale of a young woman's obsession with a fictional pop star and how that evolves into a dark road trip with unpredictable encounters. But according to star Chlöe Bailey, it's more a tale of sisterhood than anything else.From co-creators and executive producers Janine Nabers and Donald Glover, follows Dre (Dominique Fishback), a young woman obsessed with the fictional pop star Ni'Jah, whose body of work and art style are very similar to Beyoncé's. Set between 2016 and 2018, the series follows Dre as her fandom takes her to dark, unexpected places, which begins after a tragic incident involving her sister Marissa (Bailey) and Marissa's boyfriend, Khalid.
Paul Mescal and Daisy Edgar-Jones had a Normal People reunion at this year’s Oscars.The co-stars, who both starred in the critically-acclaimed 2020 drama, managed to find some time to catch up during Sunday evening (March 12). Indeed, even with a number of events taking place across the night, both Mescal and Edgar-Jones ended up at the same party.The two actors arrived at the Vanity Fair Oscars Party separately.
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seven broad issues including schools and education, healthcare, free speech, access to accurate IDs, public accommodations, weakening of civil rights laws, marriage, and more. The number of anti-LGBTQ bills introduced has more than tripled since mid-January, and far exceeded the total number of bills introduced in all of 2022, which was 278.Oklahoma has the most anti-LGBTQ bills so far at 35, followed by Missouri (34), Texas (29 bills), Tennessee (26), Iowa (28), Mississippi (24), Indiana.
transgender athletes from competing in sports that match their gender identity; and ban gender-affirming care, not only for minors, but some legally recognized adults in their twenties.Narissa Rahaman, the executive director of Equality Virginia, told Metro Weekly that some of the “forced outing” bills were especially pernicious.One measure would have required school administrators to out students to their parents, regardless of whether trans-identifying students have discussed their identities with their parents or whether they may be living in a home with parents who are not supportive of LGBTQ identity.“There was one forced outing bill that would require a court order for a student to be able to update their name in their school record,” Rahaman said. “And not just their official school record, like a roster, but just any sort of school document, like a library card reflecting their correct gender, would have required a court order.”Rahaman said the organization’s priority this year was primarily aimed at defeating such bills, although Equality Virginia was monitoring other pro-LGBTQ measures that were introduced, including three bills — one introduced by Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-Alexandria), one introduced by Del.
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