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Uganda Anti Gay Bill

More Bad News For Uganda's Gay Community

AP | RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 04.29.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda's government has been hit with substantial aid cuts after the president enacted a severe anti-gay measure. At least t...

Love Is a Right, Hate Is a Crime

Adotei Akwei | Posted 04.29.2014 | Impact
Adotei Akwei

Lest anyone suggest discrimination in the United States is benign in comparison to what has unfolded in Uganda, we should take a closer look at the pain and suffering -- and yes, the hatred -- laws like these fuel.

Jennifer Bendery

Senator Wants To Cut Off Funds To Uganda Over New Anti-Gay Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) said Tuesday that he will oppose any new funding for the Uganda government until the United States reviews it...

U.S. Reviewing Relationship With Uganda In Wake Of Anti-Gay Law

Reuters | Posted 02.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb 24 (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it is reviewing its relationship with Uganda's government, including U.S. assistance...

From Arizona to Uganda, We Must Protect the Rights of the LGBT Community

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.26.2014 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

It's sometimes hard to believe that the year is 2014. For all of our advances, tech developments, innovations, achievements and progress, we are watching elected officials enact laws and propose others that are simply unbelievable.

Obama: Uganda Anti-Gay Bill Would Mark Step Backward

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 02.17.2014 | Politics

BY DARLENE SUPERVILLE, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama says pending steps by Uganda to further criminali...

Open Letter to Uganda's President Museveni: Veto the Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Ruth Messinger | Posted 04.16.2014 | Gay Voices
Ruth Messinger

While you and I may disagree on the nature of homosexuality, Mr. President, I know we can agree that the bill before you now would violate the God-given dignity of too many Ugandans.

Expanded Criminalization of Homosexuality in Uganda: A Flawed Narrative

Frank Mugisha | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Frank Mugisha

We can only hope that any new legislation actually deals with the real issues of child abuse and the spread of HIV in a sensible and effective way, and ignores the prejudice and myths.

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

Posted 01.25.2014 | Gay 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...

Gay In Uganda? You Now Face Life In Prison

AP | By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Ugandan lawmakers on Friday passed an anti-gay bill that calls for life imprisonment for certain homosexual acts, drawing cri...

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

Agence France Presse | | Posted 02.15.2014 | Gay 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...

What the Attack on Scott Jones Tells Us About Fear and Courage

Sarah S. Kilborne | Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay Voices
Sarah S. Kilborne

That young man who stabbed Jones carries with him a darkness that speaks to its own kind of pain but he chose to embrace the darkness and his voice will remain as small as the whisper he cowardly uttered. Not Jones'. Not ours.

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

Rev. Dr. Cindi Love | Posted 04.24.2013 | Gay Voices
Rev. 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).

Is Ugandan Parliament Speaker Rebecca Kadaga A Human Rights Criminal?

Todd Fernandez | Posted 02.16.2013 | Gay 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.

South African Pop Sensation And Global Religious Leaders Speak Out Against Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill (VIDEO)

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 02.12.2013 | Gay Voices
Joseph Huff-Hannon

Flanked by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, pop star Ricky Martin and LGBT rights defenders from around the world, South African hit maker Yvonne Chaka Chaka didn't mince words on Tuesday during a major LGBT rights panel at the UN in honor of Human Rights Day.

Myths About Homosexuality Fuel Uganda's 'Kill the Gays' Bill

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Marianne Mollmann

The belligerent rhetoric directed at anyone who does not seem straight is neither innovative nor specific to Uganda. For years politicians and pundits from the U.S. to Malawi have spread the notion that gay people "recruit" children and that pedophilia and homosexuality are linked.

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

Posted 01.23.2014 | Gay 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...

Who's Helping Finance Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill? You Are

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2013 | Gay Voices
James Peron

This repressive measure was born out of American Christian fundamentalism and corrupt politicians using anti-gay campaigns to divert attention from their own misrule. But how do these regimes survive? The U.S. government pours billions of your tax dollars into Uganda.

Assume The Worst In Uganda: The Death Penalty Likely Remains In The Anti-Homosexuality Bill

Joe Mirabella | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

It is incredibly important that news outlets and advocates fighting for the human rights of gays and lesbians see Uganda's so-called "kill the gays" bill before reporting or believing that the bill no longer includes the death penalty. Until we see the bill, we must assume the worst.

Standing In Solidarity With LGBT Ugandans

Ruth Messinger | Posted 01.30.2013 | Gay Voices
Ruth Messinger

First introduced by a member of the Ugandan Parliament in 2009, this hateful bill is a grave threat to LGBT people and organizations in Uganda. It also undermines all in that country who wish to build a robust civil society based on rights.

NYC Action At Ugandan Mission Against 'Kill The Gays' Bill

Todd Fernandez | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Todd Fernandez

At noon on Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, human rights activists will hold a peaceful protest outside the Uganda Mission at 336 East 45th Street, to help stop the "kill the gays" bill now topping the Ugandan parliament's agenda thanks to human rights offender Speaker Rebecca Kadaga.

Dear Salvation Army: Time To Condemn Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill

Wayne Self | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices
Wayne Self

Your silence is particularly disturbing given your organization's global influence. You've had a presence in Uganda since 1931. Your words have weight there; it's time you used them. In fact, it's time for you to clearly and publicly condemn the "kill the gays" bill in Uganda.

Obama And Clinton Must Again Speak Out Against Uganda's 'Kill The Gays' Bill

John Becker | Posted 01.29.2013 | Gay Voices
John Becker

If the bill passes and American assistance continues to flow into Uganda uninterrupted, it will send a message to Uganda and other anti-gay countries across the globe that American statements of support for LGBT human rights abroad are totally toothless -- mere words.

Uganda 'Kill the Gays' Bill Could Be Voted On Any Day

Joe Mirabella | Posted 01.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Joe Mirabella

The bill has been scheduled for an "order of business to follow" and could be voted on this week. It is expected to easily pass, and then it will be up to Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni to veto the bill. Join All Out and Ugandans by calling for a presidential veto of the bill immediately.

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

Ken Schneck, PhD | Posted 01.26.2013 | Gay 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.