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Uganda Anti Gay Bill

Who Are We to Judge (Uganda)?

Sara Kavemi | Posted 02.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Sara Kavemi

What tests my patience, what troubles me beyond all else, is our propensity for pointing the finger at others while ignoring our own flaws. The truth is that the U.S. is not yet at a point where it can self-righteously condemn others for their intolerance toward LGBT people, at least not with a straight face. Someday we will get there, and we will lead by example. But not today.

Focus on Uganda's LGBT Bill Is a Lesson in Our Hypocrisy

Sara Kavemi | Posted 02.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Sara Kavemi

Surely everyone reading this is well aware of the issues surrounding the LGBT bill in Uganda. And as the world leapt to its feet, passionately denouncing this one bill in this one country, I waited for that same outrage to be directed at all the other places where this is happening in equal measure. I'm still waiting.

An Anti-Gay 'Christmas Gift' On The Way For Uganda?

Reuters | Posted 01.21.2015 | Gay Voices

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Drafters of a revised anti-gay law want parliament to pass it in time to be a "Christ...

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

Reuters | Posted 12.04.2014 | Gay Voices

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

'You Can Overrule [An Anti-Gay] Law, But You Can't Overrule The Mind'

AP | CORINNE CHIN | Posted 10.17.2014 | Gay Voices

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory....

Will Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Be Re-Issued After Being Struck Down?

Reuters | Posted 10.12.2014 | Gay Voices

(Adds gay rights campaigner) By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni wants ...

After Legal Victory, Uganda's LGBT Community Just Wants To 'Have Fun'

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 08.11.2014 | Gay Voices

ENTEBBE, Uganda (AP) — Scores of Ugandan homosexuals marched through sprawling botanical gardens in the lakeside town of Entebbe on Saturday, their ...

Great News For Uganda's Gay Community (Finally)

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 10.01.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Friday invalidated an anti-gay bill signed into law earlier this year, pleasing activists and watchdog gro...

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

Reuters | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay 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 ...

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

Reuters | Posted 08.19.2014 | Gay 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...

Gay Men Caught Engaging In Acts 'Against The Order Of Nature' To Stand Trial

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 05.08.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — A Ugandan court on Wednesday started hearing the case against two Ugandans accused of engaging in gay sex, the first trial of...

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

Reuters | Posted 06.28.2014 | Gay 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 04.25.2014 | Gay 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 ...

This Gay Teen Was Thrown Out Of His Home, Arrested And Tortured

Posted 04.19.2014 | Gay Voices

By Rob Watson | The Next Family A few weeks ago, I told the story of a teen named Corey who was driven from his birth home when his parents found ...

HIV/AIDS Advocacy Group Raided For 'Training Homosexuals' In Uganda

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 04.04.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan police raided the offices of a United States-funded project known to offer AIDS services to homosexuals, a government...

Nigeria's Surprise Gay Move

AP | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices

BAUCHI, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian Shariah court has freed two men accused of gay sex and belonging to a homosexual club, saying the prosecution fail...

'A Lot More Talk Than Action' Over Uganda's Anti-Gay Law?

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2014 | Gay Voices

(Adds comment from Richard Branson) * Fund managers, private equity not looking to leave * Small amount of aid redirecte...

How This Cleric Is Defying Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 03.30.2014 | Religion

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Young men sing hymns and recite the Bible before the Rev. Christopher Senyonjo gives a sermon on human sexuality. When the se...

John Kerry To Send Homosexuality 'Experts' To Tackle Uganda Anti-Gay Law

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Tuesday U.S. plans to send homosexuality "experts" to Uganda to discuss the country’s new Anti-Homosexual...

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

Posted 03.18.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Uganda's Anti-Gay Law Prompts Court Petition

Reuters | Posted 05.11.2014 | Gay Voices

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

Uganda's Anglican Church Threatens Split Over Anti-Gay Law

Posted 03.03.2014 | Religion

On February 24, Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni signed into law a bill that outlined harsh punishments for homosexuality, including life in prison f...

'I Understand We Have A Group Of Homosexuals In This Country'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 05.03.2014 | Gay Voices

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe will boycott next week's mammoth EU-Africa summit after his wife was not invited, a foreign ministry official said ...

A Look Back At The Week's Biggest LGBT News Stories

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 02.28.2014 | Gay Voices

Each week HuffPost Gay Voices and HuffPost Live will take a look back at some of the biggest queer news stories of the past week. Check back every Fri...

Americans Really Hate Uganda's New Anti-Gay Law -- A Lot

The Huffington Post | Stephen Calabria | Posted 04.09.2014 | Gay Voices

A majority of Americans approve of suspending U.S. financial aid to Uganda to protest the African nation's stringent new anti-gay law, a new HuffPost/...