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Uganda Anti Homosexuality Bill

What the Anti-Homosexuality Bill Could Mean for Ugandans

Ariel Wengroff | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Ariel Wengroff

"Today will go down in history as the worst day for LGBTQI identifying persons and human rights in general. The passing of the bill has caused significant panic even before its assented."

Into the Heart Of Darkness? Uganda and Nigeria Pass Anti-Homosexuality Laws

Kevin Childs | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kevin Childs

What has happened in Uganda and Nigeria this Christmas is a tragedy for those who are trapped by unjust laws, singled out to be scapegoats by hatred and bigotry. Everything must be done now to draw good people in Africa and elsewhere towards the honorable side of history.

Gay In Uganda? You Now Face Life In Prison

AP | By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

Mandela's LGBTQ Advocacy Has Fallen on Deaf Ears in Africa and African Diasporic Communities

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

If truth be told, Mandela's advocacy has shown very little light even in his country. South Africa has a serious problem with its LGBTQ population, and especially with lesbians. And its method to remedy its "problem" with lesbians is "corrective rape."

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...

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 ...

LGBT Targets Don't Only Reside in Russia

Daniel Davidson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Daniel Davidson

As we focus our immediate efforts on the Olympics and Russia, we should remain mindful of the numerous other nations in which LGBT people face even greater, life-threatening persecution and devise strategies to impact their nations as well.

God Loves Uganda: My Challenge to the Fundamentalist Christian Right

Roger Ross Williams | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Roger Ross Williams

Rather than argue that my film is persecuting them, evangelicals should speak out against violence and intolerance. I encourage evangelical Christian leaders to embrace the heroes of my film, who are in fact faith leaders who are spreading a Christian message.

Call Me Kuchu: Documenting the Untold Story of Uganda's LGBT Community (VIDEO)

Malika Zouhali-Worrall | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Malika Zouhali-Worrall

We came to realize that the international media coverage of Uganda's Anti-Homosexuality Bill was only telling half the story: Most reports were dominated by a narrative of victimization that portrayed Kampala's LGBT people as powerless. This was at odds with what we saw in Uganda.

What's Really Going On In Uganda?

Logan Nakyanzi Pollard | Posted 08.10.2013 | Religion
Logan Nakyanzi Pollard

The culture war in Uganda over LGBT rights is a double-binded problem: a struggle over the hegemony of fundamentalism and a fog behind which a power grab for the nation's oil reserves and natural wealth can take place.

LISTEN: LGBT Filmmakers Seek To Reverse Ugandan Homophobia

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Charlotte Robinson

This week I talked with filmmaker Tim McCarthy about his new film project, Voices of the Abasiyazzi: Creating Allies, which he's producing with Pepe Julian Onziema. The concept is to film LGBT Ugandans sharing their lives with their clanspeople in their own languages and cultural traditions.

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...

The Most Terrifying Film Of The Year Premieres At Sundance

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Joe Mirabella

Directed by Academy Award winner Roger Ross Williams, the documentary examines the relationship between American evangelical churches, their missionaries and anti-gay laws in Africa, like Uganda's so-called "kill the gays" bill.

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.

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

Joseph Huff-Hannon | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

An Open Letter To Rebecca Kadaga, Speaker Of The Ugandan Parliament

Brian D. McLaren | Posted 02.11.2013 | Religion
Brian D. McLaren

I have visited your beautiful country and come to love it deeply. That's why it is hard for me to believe what is happening in your country, under your leadership.

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

Marianne Mollmann | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

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.

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...

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

James Peron | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.

Michelangelo Signorile

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

Surprise Change For Uganda's Anti-Gay Bill

AP | By RODNEY MUHUMUZA | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

KAMPALA, Uganda -- The Ugandan lawmaker who originally authored an anti-gay bill proposing death for some homosexual acts said Friday that a new versi...

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

Joe Mirabella | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.