We will not go quietly into the night …

President Museveni today enshrined ignorance and bigotry into Ugandan law. He justifies this backward step with the archaic codswallop that homosexuality is a learned behaviour.

It depresses me so much that supposedly educated and intelligent people – those who should be leading their country towards greater understanding, tolerance and acceptance – can be so ill-informed and uncaring.

A message for you, Yoweri. We no more chose to be gay than you selected your skin colour. You, however, are choosing to be a narrow-minded bigot.

No matter what you say or do you will not “cleanse” Uganda or Africa of homosexuality. We were here long before you and we will be here long after your petty deeds are forgotten!