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Dozens Arrested, Injured At Ugandan Pride Event

Sarah Prager | Posted 08.05.2016 | Queer Voices
Sarah Prager

Ugandan police raided a Mr. & Miss Pride Uganda event today, arresting about 25 people for unlawful assembly. Organizers claim they did have permission to hold the event. One person died jumping from the building to escape police.

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...

Sectarian Scavengers

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

In Entebbe on August 9, more than one hundred LGBT Ugandans celebrated the first Pride Uganda since the Constitutional Court overturned the draconian Anti-Homosexuality Act (AHA) for being passed without a quorum.

Reality Check as Ugandan Court Rules Against the Anti-Homosexuality Act

Melanie Nathan | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Melanie Nathan

The ruling is based on the manner in which the legislation was passed, rather than on the merits of the AHA itself, and hence jubilation must be tempered with caution.

Ugandan Gay Activist: 'I'm Very Paranoid' Of Country's Anti-LGBT Law

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Ugandan activist Frank Mugisha was traveling outside his country when the notorious anti-homosexuality bill was signed into law by President Yoweri M...

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...

Breakthrough Year

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

We are small and the world is great. But by keeping faith with our love, with our compatriots in the struggle and with fundamental principles of equality, freedom and justice, we have changed many hearts and proven that, in the words of the late Frank Kameny, "The tide of history is with us."

Cities Of Refuge

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Richard J. Rosendall

American cities must add refugee assistance to particular city agencies' responsibilities. We cannot simply wait for LGBT asylum seekers to wander into a community center and then scramble to find homestays, food and legal assistance. But community-based groups need to be involved.

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 ...

Resisting The Rage Trade

Richard J. Rosendall | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Richard J. Rosendall

The anti-gay, xenophobic, and misogynist bullies of the Christian right are so determined to defeat President Obama and promote orthodoxy that they endanger American diplomats and undermine fundamental principles of freedom.

Unique Charity Auctions Support Human Rights Worldwide

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 07.16.2012 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

It's an honor to spread the word that between now and May 17, more than one hundred leaders in politics, media, Hollywood, and sports are teaming up a...

Michelangelo Signorile

Humanitarian Award-Winning Ugandan Gay Activist Fears For His Life

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

A Ugandan gay activist who wrote a New York Times op-ed piece in December, speaking out against homophobia in his country enforced by the government a...

Honoring Frank Mugisha -- A Courageous Advocate For Equality In Uganda

Kerry Kennedy | Posted 01.15.2012 | Impact
Kerry Kennedy

There are 32 million people in Uganda, of whom approximately 500,000 or LGBTI, of whom 10 are activists, of whom only five are willing to speak in front of a microphone. Frank is the leader of the five.

An Interview with Frank Mugisha, LGBT Freedom Fighter in Uganda

Darnell L. Moore | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Darnell L. Moore

Frank Mugisha, the leader of Sexual Minorities Uganda, will receive two prestigious prizes this month in recognition of his tireless advocacy on behalf of LGBTQ Ugandans. We caught up with Frank to get his response to the news of the awards.

Uganda's Attack on Gays -- Down to the Wire

Emma Ruby-Sachs | Posted 07.11.2011 | World
Emma Ruby-Sachs

It's been a tense 48 hours -- just days ago it looked like the Ugandan Parliament was going to use mounting violence in the streets over a potentially rigged election to force a monstrous anti-gay bill through Parliament.