OutRight's Executive Director Says Uganda Anti-LGBTIQ Bill Rumors Served To "stoke hatred"

NBC news interviewed Jessica Stern, executive director of OutRight International, who said that these "rumors" of an effort to revive Uganda's "kill the gays" bill have served to "stoke hatred" of LGBTQ people and increase the "likelihood of arbitrary arrest and violence."

"The 16 people who police arrested and subjected to forced anal exams are victims of this mounting hate," Stern said in a statement. "We call on Ugandan authorities to stop the practice of using anal exams, which amount to torture; to release those in state custody; and to ensure that the rumored legislation does not become a reality."

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