Uganda’s Anti-gay Law: Why Conversion Therapy is a Bad Idea

The signing of the Anti-gay bill by the President of Uganda, Yoweri Museveni, continues to receive condemnation from freedom-conscious Africans.

Advocates consider the bill one of the harshest anti-homosexuality legislation signed into law anywhere on the continent. A significant component of this legal appetite is the Ugandan parliament’s proposal to utilize conversion therapy to “cure” homosexuality, which is deeply concerning.

Conversion therapy, also known as rehabilitation or “ex-gay” therapy, refers to a range of practices that aim to “change” an individual’s sexual orientation or gender identity through psychotherapy, medication, electroshock therapy, exorcism, and in some cases, corrective rape. Conversion therapy causes psychological trauma and harm to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex individuals (LGBTQI+)…..

To read more, check full article on The Observer Uganda.