We’re talking about Uganda again.
It seems that not only are Uganda’s Parliament members extremely homophobic, but so too is its president.
Earlier this week, President Yoweri Museveni announced in a televised press conference that he wanted to ban oral sex entirely.
“Let me take this opportunity to warn our people publicly about the wrong practices indulged in and promoted by some of the outsiders,” he said.
“One of them is what they call oral sex. The mouth is for eating, not for sex,” he added.
Honestly, we initially want to take the stance of pitying the man who’s clearly blocking himself off from quite the experience, but then the reality of the situation seeps in.
This isn’t the first time that President Museveni has taken an extreme stance against sexuality, and the President has a specific vendetta against homosexuality.
In 2013, he and other politicians produced the Uganda Anti-Homosexuality Act, which placed harsh rules against gay people.
Thankfully, other governments saw the law for what it was, cruel and unnecessary. Several governments then announced they would be withdrawing foreign aid to the country if the act was upheld. Then, what do you know, the Ugandan Constitutional Court annulled the law nine months later…
With many of the country's politicians calling for harsher laws against homosexuality, things might get rough for LGBTQ citizens of Uganda in the coming future.