UK: Rescind Invite to Ugandan Anti-LGBT+ Politician

Help stop the promotion of Uganda's Anti-LGBT+ Law in the UK. Act now!

Uganda's Parliament recently passed the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA), which poses severe threats to the LGBT+ community, including the death penalty. The legislation not only criminalises same-sex relations, but also promotes widespread discrimination against LGBT+ individuals.

The impact of the AHA is profound and devastating, fostering an environment of fear and violence towards LGBT+ Ugandans. It is a direct attack on human rights and dignity, undermining the values of equality and tolerance and the provisions of the Ugandan Constitution.

UK Parliament Speaker Lindsay Hoyle MP has extended an invitation to the Ugandan Parliament Speaker Anita Among, a staunch advocate of the AHA, to attend the upcoming Commonwealth anniversary in the UK. Speaker Among has publicly stated that she will use the opportunity to defend the AHA.

The 75th anniversary of the Commonwealth must not be used to defend such a regressive and harmful law. 

Stand with the Ugandan LGBT+ community by signing this petition to urge Speaker Hoyle to rescind the invitation to Anita Among. 

Your voice will signal to the UK Parliament that promoting such discriminatory laws is unacceptable on British soil.


This campaign is supported by:

African Rainbow Family

All Out

Human Dignity Trust

Kaleidoscope International Trust

Peter Tatchell Foundation




The Commonwealth Equality Network

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To Speaker of the House of Commons, The Rt Hon Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP:

Dear Speaker Sir Lindsay Hoyle MP,

We, the undersigned, urge you to rescind the invitation extended to Ugandan Parliament Speaker Anita Among for the upcoming Commonwealth anniversary celebrations. Her role in championing Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Act and publicly stated intention to defend it at this critical Commonwealth celebration contradicts the values of human rights and dignity that the United Kingdom stands for.

Granting her this opportunity would send a message of tacit support for the Act and further endanger the lives and well-being of LGBT+ individuals in Uganda.  Additionally, it would undermine progress made on LGBT+ rights in some parts of the Commonwealth, sending the wrong signal at a time when we are at risk of a global backlash on LGBT+ rights. We believe the UK should lead by example in supporting inclusivity and equality for all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.

We respectfully request that you reconsider the invitation to ensure that the Commonwealth anniversary remains a symbol of unity and diversity, not division, hate and discrimination.



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