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Could these gay Ugandans go to jail for life?

Updated 6:29 AM ET, Tue February 25, 2014
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On Monday, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that toughens penalties against gay people and makes some homosexual acts crimes punishable by life in prison. Here, Akram Kalungi, a gay man from Kampala who works in a video store, is pictured with his partner. Daniella Zalcman/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
In 2011 and 2014, photographer Daniella Zalcman travelled to Uganda to photograph gay rights activists and their partners, supported by a grant from the Pulitzer Center. This is Kasha Nabagesera, one of the leading LGBT activists in Uganda, with her partner, an Italian woman, also a gay rights activist. Daniella Zalcman/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
The Ugandans photographed here are open with their sexuality, but many of their partners still hide their homosexuality. Rachel, left, poses here with her partner. Daniella Zalcman/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Robert Luzinda, left, with his partner. Since this photo was taken, Robert has fled his hometown of Kampala for Dubai. Daniella Zalcman/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting
Denis Wamala, right, is a prominent activist. He is shown here with a colleague from his LGBT organization. Daniella Zalcman/Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting