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Uganda Gays

Here's How Jay-Z Can Help Uganda's LGBT Community

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Outspoken advocate Frank Mugisha sounded off on the state of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in his native Uganda. "I get thr...

Anti-Gay Law Could Have International Consequences For Uganda, President Warns

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Ruling party considering re-introducing law * Court quashed anti-gay law on a technicality By Elias Biryabarema ...

Officials Say Anti-Gay Law Has Been 'Misinterpreted' By International Donors

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

KAMPALA, July 7 (Reuters) - International donors who withheld aid over Uganda's anti-gay bill "misinterpreted" the law whose main focus was to stop ...

Anti-Gay UN Assembly President: An Unnecessary Obstacle

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.24.2014 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Whatever attributes Uganda's Foreign Minister Sam Kutesa may have, his election to the presidency of the 193-member UN General Assembly is overshadowed by his country's draconian legislation used to hunt down, isolate and jail homosexuals.

Uganda Will Never 'Be Blackmailed' Over Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

KAMPALA, June 19 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Thursday that any threats to cut aid would not alter its decision to toughen laws against homosexuals, a...

Are Things About To Get EVEN WORSE For Uganda's Gay Community?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* New law seeks more control on NGO finance, political comment * Critics say law would further erode civil liberties By...

LOOK: Gay Activist Goes To Great Heights For LGBT Equality

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A California business owner and rights activist went to great heights to make a statement in support of Uganda's embattled lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Prompts Court Petition

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Opponents say law violates constitutionally rights, freedoms * Western donors have cut aid to protest the law * Telec...

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Has Nazi Parallels, According To Desmond Tutu

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

South African peace icon Desmond Tutu warned on Sunday that Uganda's controversial anti-gay law recalled sinister attempts by the Nazi and apartheid r...

Good News For Uganda's Gay Community -- But How Long Will It Last?

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

* Obama says law would complicate relations with Uganda * Homosexuality a taboo in many African countries By Elias Birya...

Why Is A Country With Anti-Gay Laws Like Uganda A Top Consumer Of Man-On-Man Porn?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Uganda might have vehemently anti-gay legislation in place, but that hasn't stopped the nation from becoming one of the world's top consumers of gay p...

What Does Uganda's President Think Of His Country's Anti-Gay Law?

Agence France Presse | Emmanuel Leroux-Nega | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Uganda's tough new anti-gay law prompted stiff criticism and aid cuts by Western donors, and the East African nation is now facing a heavy diplomatic ...

Gay Activist Vows To Fight His Nation's 'Ignorant' Homosexuality Bill

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Gay rights activists in Uganda vowed Monday a "fight to the end" to stop an anti-homosexuality bill passed by parliament from becoming law in the Afri...

British Man Facing Gay Sex Charges In Uganda Faces 2014 With Uncertain Fate

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A retired British man at the centre of a gay sex case in Uganda will be deported Wednesday, a court ruled."The court orders immediate deportation with...

Uganda's 'Homophobe-In-Chief' Targets Gay British Man On Trial

Agence France Presse | Emmanuel Leroux-Nega | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

The trial of a retired British man in Uganda has again thrown the spotlight on country's uncompromising stance against homosexuality and the indefatig...

Man Facing Gay Sex Charges In Uganda Fears Deportation

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A retired British man facing trial in Uganda on gay sex charges said Wednesday he feared he would be deported after officials seized his passport and ...

How Beyoncé And Rihanna Saved An African Gay Rights Activist's Life

Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Dr. Cindi Love

Ellen Chademana was in the worst place you could be in her home country of Zimbabwe: the Harare Central Remand Prison. The rotting jail was dark and overcrowded, with no toilets or running water. Her offense? Her work with Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ).

Uganda To Deport Gay Play Producer

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Philippa Croome KAMPALA, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Ugandan authorities said on Monday they plan to deport a British theatre producer who w...

WATCH: Ugandan Pastor Demonstrates Gay Sex With Fruit While Condemning LGBT People

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

A prominent anti-gay Ugandan pastor condemned homosexuality during a televised discussion with a transgender activist, engaging in a graphic demonstra...

Is Ugandan Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga A Human Rights Criminal?

Todd Fernandez | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Todd Fernandez

Ms. Kadaga is wielding the power of the axe. She is stirring this debate intentionally. And she could end it. But does the advancement of Uganda's anti-homosexuality bill or its implementation constitute genocide or a crime against humanity? A strong case can be made that it does.

Could Pepsi Impact Uganda's Controversial 'Kill The Gays' Bill?

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

An international soft drink giant is being pressured to take a stance on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights as Uganda's infamous "ki...

Michelangelo Signorile

Ugandan Activist: I'd Be 'Sentenced To Death' If Anti-Gay Bill Passes

HuffingtonPost.com | Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

“If the law is passed the way it is right now, I would go to jail, and I would be killed,” said Ugandan gay activist Frank Mugisha, speaking from ...

My Time Down And (Oh-So-Minimally) Out In Uganda

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ken Schneck, PhD

The proposed anti-gay law does not, and should not, define a people. During my past few weeks in Uganda, I engaged as many citizens as possible in conversation about this legislation. Their responses helped contextualize a people that our media paints in only the broadest of strokes.

Jesus Wept for AIDS

Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Rev. Dr. Nancy Wilson

Uganda was once a model for proactive advocacy for prevention and treatment, but it now denies treatment to men who have sex with men -- and AIDS is ravaging more people than ever.

Uganda To Ban NGOs Accused Of Promoting Gay Rights

Reuters | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

By Jocelyn Edwards KAMPALA, June 20 (Reuters) - Uganda said on Wednesday it was banning 38 non-governmental organisations it accuses o...