REPORT | Uganda Minister Wants Gay-Detection Machine

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Three years after Uganda’s repressive anti-gay legislation was dropped, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) community are still facing severe discrimination.

Simon Lokodo, the State Minister of Ethics and Integrity, is one of them. Obsessed with the struggle against homosexuality, he has accused homosexuals of wanting “to rape” him, and told state media the government had bought a $88,000 porn detection machine from South Korea.

“We will attack and attack again. I have new tactics. We are going to get (a) machine that will detect gays and pornographers, especially those who use applications such as WhatsApp for bad purposes,” Reverend Lokodo said.

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