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Uganda Kill the Gays Bill

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

AP | CORINNE CHIN | Posted 08.17.2014 | Gay Voices

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

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...

We Can't Be Complacent About Uganda's LGBT Crisis

Scott De Buitléir | Posted 04.30.2014 | Gay Voices
Scott De Buitléir

As a community -- whether that means LGBT or of a particular city/town -- we can stand up and make our voices heard. Whether you live in Denver or Dublin, London or Newark, we can stand in solidarity with our Ugandan brethren.

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.

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.

The Case Against Scott Lively -- Illustrated

The Center for Constitutional Rights | Posted 04.07.2014 | Gay Voices
The Center for Constitutional Rights

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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...

LGBT Targets Don't Only Reside in Russia

Daniel Davidson | Posted 10.16.2013 | Gay 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.

LISTEN: LGBT Filmmakers Seek To Reverse Ugandan Homophobia

Charlotte Robinson | Posted 06.17.2013 | Gay 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

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).

Anti-Gay Pastor Posts New 'Proof' Obama Is Homosexual

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 02.22.2013 | Gay Voices

An evangelical pastor, famous for his support of Uganda's so-called "Kill the Gays" bill, claims to have found further proof that President Obama is s...

The Most Terrifying Film Of The Year Premieres At Sundance

Joe Mirabella | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay 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.

Award-Winning Filmmaker's New Project Connections Christianity To Uganda's Homophobia

Glennisha Morgan | Posted 03.25.2013 | Gay Voices

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Roger Ross Williams debuted his newest film, "God Loves Uganda", at the Sundance Film Festival over the weekend. T...

'Kill The Gays' Bill Supporter Says LGBT Equality Will Signal End Of Human Rights

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.23.2013 | Gay Voices

A controversial evangelical currently on trial for crimes against humanity has written a new online column in which he claims that same-sex marriage a...

Noah's Flood Caused By Wedding Songs For Homosexuals, Says Scott Lively

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.10.2013 | Gay Voices

Scott Lively, the embattled evangelist currently on trial for inciting human rights abuses against the LGBT community in Uganda, has doubled down on h...

WATCH: Conservative Firebrand Defends 'Kill The Gays' Bill Supporter

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion

Bryan Fischer, a controversial mouthpiece for the conservative Christian American Family Association, voiced his support for embattled anti-homosexual...

American Supporter Of Uganda's Anti-Gay Movement On Trial For Crimes Against Humanity

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 01.07.2013 | Gay Voices

On Monday, Scott Lively will tell a federal court why he supports Uganda's extreme persecution of gays and lesbians. The U.S. evangelist and anti-g...

My Queer Wish List for 2013: 10 Out-of-the-Spotlight Hopes for the New Year

Josh A. Goodman | Posted 02.26.2013 | Gay Voices
Josh A. Goodman

As 2012 comes to a close, there is a lot to be thankful for in the LGBT world. But there are plenty of other important issues that receive less attention. Here's my out-of-the-spotlight queer wish list for the New Year.

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.

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.

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.