UN and US urge Uganda to row back on severe anti-LGBTQ+ law that includes death sentences and life terms

Anti-gay sentiment has grown in the African country in recent weeks

Ugandan MP John Musira wore this outfit into parliament during the bill's debate on Tuesday. Photo: Abubaker Lubowa/Reuters

Rodney Muhumuza

The United Nations and the US have urged Uganda to halt an anti-LGBTQ+ bill that imposes harsh penalties for being gay, including death and life imprisonment.