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Kriminaliserad kärlek: En studie av HBT-personers situation och rättigheter i Uganda utifrån ett heteronormativt perspektiv
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

LGBT people, in Uganda, have since the colonial time been in a vulnerable situation. When the President signed the “Anti-Homosexuality Act” into law 2014 all forms of same-sex relationships became criminalized. The time after the law passed have been characterized by an increased homophobia and further violence against LGBT people. These are seen as deviants since they do not live according to the social norms, that the right thing to be is heterosexual. They are considered “non-African” and by some an “infectious agent” that will destroy the traditional African family, which is one of society’s most important functions. Except from the fact that LGBT people are persecuted and mistreated they are also denied access to health care and information. The purpose of this study is to explain LGBT persons’ situation and rights in Uganda, mainly based on the “Anti-Homosexuality Act”. This law is reviewed against the ratified conventions, charters and similar laws. This is then related to the theory of heteronormativity, which seems to dominate the Ugandan society. The used methods are case study and conceptual analysis, that provided a deeper and surveying understanding of what this study intended to process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 53 p.
Keyword [en]
Anti-Homosexuality Act, heteronormativity, homosexual, homosexuality, LGBT, Uganda
Keyword [sv]
Anti-Homosexuality Act, HBT, heteronormativitet, homosexuell, homosexualitet, Uganda
National Category
Political Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-34869OAI: diva2:722894
Educational program
International Politics Studies, specialization Political Analysis, 180 credits
Available from: 2014-06-10 Created: 2014-06-09 Last updated: 2014-06-10Bibliographically approved

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