The Four Season Resort in Irving, Texas, has cancelled the reservation of Uganda President Yoweri Museveni after an article in The Dallas Voice highlighted Uganda’s gay rights abuses.
Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni (left) plans to come to Dallas this weekend, looking for investors in his country’s oil and gas industry. The investment summit was organized as a “meet and greet” by the US Embassy of the Republic of Uganda and the Ugandan Community in the Dallas area, an opportunity for Museveni and his wife Janet schmooze the Dallas/Fort Worth business community.
Summit organizers suggested attendees stay at the Hotel Las Colinas, but with rooms for just $110 a night, President Museveni’s people decided his stature requires something a little more upscale. So with the president’s comfort in mind, the Uganda party reserved rooms at the luxurious Four Seasons Resort And Club in Irving, a stone’s throw away from Exxon-Mobil World Headquarters.
Now, the President’s party is scrambling for an accommodation. After an article in The Dallas Voice revealed plans by the Dallas-area LGBT community to protest President Museveni, the Four Seasons has cancelled the reservation of the president and his party. Gay Star News reported today that President Museveni’s party has also been turned away by the Gaylord Texan Resort, owned by the Marriott hotel chain.
Earlier this year, Uganda’s parliament passed what has become knows as the “Kill the Gays bill,” which criminalizes homosexuality. Last month the law was declared unconstitutional on a technicality but lawmakers are attempting to pass it again.