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Uganda gay pride party after tough law overturned

A person holds an umbrella in the colors of the rainbow flag during the the first gay pride rally since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed, in Entebbe, on August 9, 2014Dancing and waving rainbow-coloured flags, Ugandan activists held their first gay pride rally Saturday since the overturning of a tough anti-homosexuality law, which authorities have appealed. Everyone was in hiding before because of the anti-homosexuality law,” organiser Sandra Ntebi told AFP. “It is a happy day for all of us, getting together,” Ntebi said, noting that police had granted permission for the invitation-only “Uganda Pride” rally. Homosexuality remains illegal in Uganda, punishable by a jail sentence.

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